Students gathering samples soil samples​CMU's location in the heart of the Great Lakes provides the perfect setting to study the environment, with state-of-the-art facilities in Mount Pleasant and at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island. In CMU's environmental science program, you will learn to sample, analyze, model, interpret, and predict earth system properties in order to address environmental problems.

Fieldwork is a key part of our courses, so you'll take multiple field trips to CMU-owned Veit's Woods and Neithercut Woodland to assess properties such as soil and water chemistry, streamflow, and erosion. You'll have the opportunity to work with professional grade software, field instruments, and laboratory equipment that are used in industry, government, and academic settings.

You'll complete an internship or research study that can help you secure employment as an environmental technician, consultant, chemist, or regulator, among other careers.

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