Welcome to the Environmental Science and Sustainability Program at Saint Joseph’s University. The ESS program is housed in the College of Arts and Science, and offers training and opportunities for undergraduate research in areas such as Ecology, Sustainability, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental History and Environmental Policy. The program provides an interdisciplinary perspective on today’s environmental issues and prepares students for careers in the ever-growing field of environmental science.

The strength of the Environmental Sciences and Sustainability program is a strong foundation in the natural sciences, which is crucial to understanding the scientific concepts that underlie all environmental issues. Majors follow a course of study that develops their understanding of the basic principles of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. Building on these fundamentals, students then move on to a series of upper division courses that delve more deeply into the scientific underpinnings of environmental issues or explore the intersection of environmental science and a myriad of other disciplines such as economics, history, sociology and political science. Each student has the ability to work with their advisor to design a personalized course of study that will prepare him or her for traditional environmental careers such as scientific research, advocacy, and teaching or to apply their knowledge in other fields such as business or policy.

If you have any questions about the Program and its offerings, please feel free to contact me at jbraverm@sju.edu.


John M. Braverman, Ph.D.

Director, Environmental Science Program