The University of Idaho’s Environmental Science Program emphasizes the importance of an interdisciplinary approach for students committed to studying and solving environmental issues. The program provides students with educational and research tools which enable them to analyze and search for solutions to local, national, and global environmental problems. Because students take courses from across the campus in all nine colleges at the university, the program allows students to gain both breadth and depth in their chosen field. Internships with private and public organizations are available.
The Environmental Science Program offers both BS and MS degrees that give students the opportunity to combine studies in several disciplines and professional fields in order to gain an understanding of the complex nature of environmental problems.
At the BS level, three option areas are offered: biological science, physical science, and social science. The required courses and electives are designed to build a strong base of knowledge in these sciences, supplemented by a set of electives selected with an environmental science adviser from four areas: ecology, natural resource economics, management and social sciences
Graduate training in the Environmental Science Program provides students with the opportunity to specialize in six primary areas: ecology/biological science, waste management, earth science/ hydrology, natural resource management, physical science, and policy and law. A joint MS/JD degree is also available.