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Undergraduate Program

Our undergraduate program emphasizes a breadth of training. You will take courses that integrate understanding across many disciplines. At the same time, students need to develop a depth of expertise in a specific area. So, our majors are secondary majors, and our minor is designed to complement any major.

We also stress the importance of hands-on research and internship experiences. You will have opportunities to work with our partners to help solve real-life problems relevant to the Chesapeake Bay and beyond.

Many of our students are co-authors on professional publications and presentations. As a consequence, some of our alumni go on to careers with government agencies, environmental consultancies, and action groups. Others secure places in some of the best graduate schools in the U.S.

Field courses are an important part of our major. While many field courses take place on campus, some involve traveling in the U.S. and around the world. Read about a Biology/ENSP trip studying endangered species in Florida in the StoryMap below.