ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (ENST)College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
1457 Animal Sciences Building, 301-405-1193
Chair: William Bowerman
Professors: F. Coale, R. Harrell, R. Hill, B. James, R. Miller, M. Rabenhorst, D. Ross, R. Weil
Associate Professors: A. Baldwin, G. Felton, P. Kangas, B. Momen, B. Needelman, D. Tilley
Assistant Professors: S. Lansing, P. Leisnham, J. McGrath
Instructors: D. Fisher, L. Yonkos
Adjunct Professors: P. Tamboli
Adjunct Assistant Professors: L. Adams
Professors Emeriti: D. Fanning, 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.
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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. Hands-on learning experience is included in required internship and practicum courses, in addition to opportunities for undergraduate research.
Student Societies and Professional OrganizationsThe Natural Resources Management Society offers its members the opportunity to engage in socially responsible activities related to environmental science and natural resources including education, service, and recreation.
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