William & Mary sign

Latest about COVID-19 and the Path Forward for fall.

Info for... William & Mary
William & Mary W&M menu close William & Mary

For Prospective Students

Why We're Different

We are an interdisciplinary program, with contributing faculty from many academic fields

Guaranteed research experiences for all majors

Resources include the Keck Environmental Lab and the Center for Geospatial Analysis

Our Environmental Science and Policy students integrate knowledge and skills from the natural, physical, social sciences, and humanities to solve current environmental problems within ethical, economic, and politically-realistic frameworks. Our program is interdisciplinary, and one of the most innovative and integrative environmental programs in the nation.

Degree Programs

The undergraduate program leads to a secondary major, and students declare a primary major in another field. Primary majors in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, or other natural science field lead to the secondary major designated Environmental Science (B.S.). Other primary majors lead to the secondary major designated Environmental Policy (B.A.).

Courses

In our courses you will undertake field work, analyze public policy, appreciate how the arts reflect the natural world, and learn ethical decision-making. See the Undergraduate Catalog to explore the list of ENSP courses.

Research

Most of our students get involved with research during their undergraduate career. Areas of research include ecology and conservation, environmental geology/geochemistry, environmental justice, and international aid and policy. 

Student Activities

Many students are involved with campus environmental organizations, including the Student Environmental Action Coalition, Committee on Sustainability, Global Awareness Interdisciplinary Alliance, Roots and Shoots, Green Team, NetImpact, and the Environmental Law Society.

Careers

Our graduates work for agencies such as the National Center for Science Education and the Environmental Protection Agency and for nonprofits such as Green Corps, the Student Conservation Association, and American Rivers. Other alumni have chosen careers in environmental consulting, environmental law, sustainable agriculture, landscape architecture, and environmental entrepreneurship, among many others.

Talk to Us

Want to know more? Our faculty want to connect with you.

  • Ask a professor: contact [[jmkaste, Professor Jim Kaste, Program Director]]
More About W&M