What we do here is entirely about our students. In the Environmental Science, Policy, and Sustainability department, we specialize in working with undergraduate students, and doing so in a very personal and individual way.
We know our students. We work with them on a daily basis. We have tables and workspaces across the hall from the faculty offices; they walk across the hall to talk with us….and we walk across the hall to talk with them. Our department has a long history of (and takes great pride in) personal attention to our students – who they are, where they come from, and what they wish to accomplish. This attention extends beyond our majors. We’re recognized annually as one of the best departments on campus for assisting students with disabilities.
This commitment to our students extends to our research efforts. Most research activities in the department involve our students, normally with the student having a leading role in her/his particular research project, and including a lead position on publications and presentations.
Our focus on students, in combination with the natural setting of southern Oregon – the rivers, lakes, valleys, mountains (both the Cascades and the Klamaths), and the incredible southern Oregon coast – is a dream for field-based study in the natural sciences.
ESP Majors have opportunities to participate in international exchange programs to environmentally significant areas, including:
- New Zealand
- Costa Rica