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Environmental Studies BA or BS, Environmental Geoscience, Environmental Studies Minor
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Department Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.  We are located in 602 Clemens Hall.

If you need assistance or would like to make an appointment with a faculty advisor, please call (716) 645-6777 or email during our normal business hours.

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Environment and Sustainability

The great challenge of the 21st century is understanding our environment,  how we have affected the natural world, and how to ameliorate those effects. These efforts require a knowledge base that spans the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities.  The Department of Environment and Sustainability (EVS) provides inter- and trans-disciplinary education to UB undergraduate and graduate students and fosters scholarly activities within the department, with other units within the University, and with the greater Buffalo community. Integrating degree programs and research that span the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, the Department produces graduates who are broadly informed citizens, researchers, managers, and stewards of the Earth’s environments and resources. 

Being a Sustainability Scientist

Are you interested in tackling the most difficult socioecological problems of our time?

Future Students

Looking ahead to studying at UB.

By engaging with a broad range of research fields and faculty expertise, undergraduate and graduate study will give you a comprehensive view of the natural and human world.

Multidisciplinary Research

Multidisciplinary research.

We seek to understand and help solve complex, twenty-first century which require knowledge from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

Internships and Fieldwork

We are especially proud of all the relationships for internships and research that have been built over decades in Western New York and beyond... Relationships that foster our students' experience in many facets of the environmental field.