Environmental Science

Immerse yourself in an integrative and applied program that provides an action-oriented curriculum and research opportunities to address environmental impacts. Offered as a major and minor.

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Program Overview

Engage with exceptional faculty in small classes as you create your path in Environmental Health and Toxicology or Environmental Management and Sustainability with research projects tailored to your interests. Be prepared to excel in graduate programs and environmental science careers.

  • Bryant is a living laboratory, providing you access to wetlands, forest, and aquatic environments.
  • Our action-oriented curriculum inspires you to address real-world environmental impacts as an undergraduate.
  • From your first year, you have unprecedented access to laboratory equipment from a scanning electron microscope to a fully equipped geochemistry lab.
  • Establish yourself as a powerhouse in the field and in the lab through collaboration with a distinguished faculty mentor on research that will be published and presented at regional and national conferences, and could lead to a patent. 
  • Participate in 10-week paid summer fellowships funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, and other organizations.
  • Join program graduates who succeed in graduate programs and in meaningful environmental science careers.


  • A strong liberal arts foundation develops critical thinking and communication skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Your business minor will be a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through real-world projects
  • Whether you pursue grad school or begin a career after graduation, the credentials of your major and minor distinguish you.
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The Bryant Difference


At Bryant, 21 percent of the Class of 2017 enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.

Best Colleges U.S. News Regional Universities North

No. 7

U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 7 in the Regional Universities North category.

92% Agree

Of Bryant’s class of 2019, 92% agree that Bryant prepared them for success.

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of Bryant’s Environmental Science program go on to graduate schools and are in demand by business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations

General Mills
Hanna Instruments
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Mead & Hunt
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Clark University
Columbia University
Duke University
Monmouth University
Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research
University of Maine
University of Pennsylvania

Experiential Learning Opportunities


  • Shadow and network with accomplished Environmental Science alumni to explore different paths.
  • Secure an Environmental Science internship, available in various sectors, through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from 400+ prestigious organizations at on-campus career fairs.


  • Bryant Outdoor Adventure Club
  • SustainUs member
  • Bryant Fishing Club


  • Volunteer at Save the Bay
  • Enactus member


  • Sophomore International Experience
  • Study abroad during your junior year


  • Research and Engagement Day presenter
  • Honors Program 
  • NASA Research Grant recipient
  • Lab research internship
  • Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow

Inspired Faculty

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Inspired Faculty

Our accomplished faculty are award-winning educators and dedicated mentors. They include a former environmental consultant, a prominent scholar who has traveled to China to research how global climate change affected ancient civilizations, an internationally renowned researcher in paleobiology and paleoclimatology, and an expert in analysis of water, soil, and petroleum products to support environmental forensics. Among them is:


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