ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (ENST)College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
1457 Animal Sciences Building, 301-405-1193
Chair: William Bowerman
Professors: A. Baldwin (Prof), W. Bowerman (Prof & Chair), F. Coale, R. Harrell, R. Hill, M. Kearney (Prof), M. Rabenhorst, A. Shirmohammadi (Prof, Affiliate Prof, Prof & Assoc Dean), R. Tjaden (Principal Agent), R. Weil
Associate Professors: G. Felton, P. Kangas, P. Leisnham, B. Momen, B. Needelman, D. Tilley
Assistant Professors: S. Lansing, M. Negahban-Azar (Asst Prof), M. Pavao-Zuckerman (Asst Prof), W. Peer (Asst Prof, Aff Asst Prof), S. Yarwood (Asst Prof), L. Yonkos (Asst Prof)
Lecturers: J. Goger (Lecturer), J. Murrow (Lecturer), S. Pederson (Lecturer)
Affiliate Professors: R. Friedel (Prof, Affiliate Prof)
Adjunct Professors: E. Landa (Adjunct Prof), P. Tamboli
Research Scientist: D. Fisher, J. Izursa (Fac Asst)
Associate Research Scientist: J. Riter (Res Assoc), P. Steinhilber (Ext Assoc)
Assistant Research Professor: J. Li (Post-Doc Assoc)
Professors Emeriti: D. Fanning (Prof Emeritus), R. Weismiller
The Environmental Science and Technology major prepares students for graduate study and careers focusing on understanding the natural and built environments and resolving environmental problems and concerns for the benefit of humans and ecosystems. Specifically, the program encompasses impacts of human society on the natural environment, the effects of environmental conditions on humans and ecosystems, science-based management of ecosystems, watershed and soil-related processes related to environmental quality, and designing solutions to sustainably improve environmental quality of air, water, soil, and biological communities. The ENST major is a science- and math-based curriculum leading to a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and Technology with concentrations in Ecological Technology Design, Environmental Health, Soil and Watershed Science, or Natural Resources Management. These concentrations share a foundation in science and mathematics and offer specialization through restricted and free electives. The group of courses required for the concentrations are designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of environmental systems and issues and the multidisciplinary quantitative design and analytical tools necessary to solve complex environmental problems. Requirements for the four concentrations are listed separately under the main ENST entry. Additionally, a minor in Soil Science is also available in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology. These requirements are listed below.
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Requirements for the Minor
Select 13 credits from the ten courses listed below. At least two courses must be from Group A.
Group B - Applications
Total Credits: A minimum of 17 credits are required to complete this minor.
The ENST Department has mandatory advising for each of its concentrations. Students are required to meet with their advisor at least once per semester. Please contact Shannon Pederson at 301-405-1193 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The ENST curricula consist of a broad set of background courses in environmental science, electives in applications, and upper-level field courses that synthesize the major. Students gain hands-on learning experience during their required internship.
Student Societies and Professional Organizations
RESTORE, the ENST student-run club, provides members with the opportunity to participate in educational, service, recreational, and social activities. They gain information that better prepares them for the work force, while making a positive contribution to the field of Environmental Science and Technology as well as the community.
Certifications & Professional Societies
An important aspect of professional development is earning and maintaining certification in your field. The ENST department strives to provide courses and degrees that prepare you for certification exams and aid in satisfying other requirements for professional certifications. Some relevant certifications are listed below and details can be found at www.enst.umd.edu. Membership in professional societies is an excellent method to develop a professional network and stay up to date on developments in your field.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs and, in cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For information, visit: www.financialaid.umd.edu .
Additionally, ENST students are encouraged to apply for internships available to them through the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources. More details can be found here: http://agnr.umd.edu/students/scholarships/current-student-transfer-scholarship-application