The graduate program in Environmental Science is designed to help meet the national needs of government, business and industry for professionals in the field of environmental sciences. To this end, the faculty emphasize preparing students for the professional world of environmental science, ecology and natural resources management with a sound scientific technical background based upon contemporary economic and political realities. In doing so, the program enhances the breadth and depth of students' knowledge and experience. Research projects usually address local and regional concerns and provide experience in evaluating issues in a holistic approach and developing a oral and written communication and advocacy skills for assuming leadership roles in a wide variety of interdisciplinary professional settings.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges