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Welcome to the Environmental Science Program

An interdisciplinary science major at UST

Interested in a career that bridges the sciences?  Would you like that career to encourage environmental stewardship?  Environmental Science may be the right place for you!  Take a look at some of the information here and see if it might be a good fit!


Hot stuff (upcoming events and interesting news)

Earth Day and Earth Week Events at St. Thomas.  For information, click on the globe!!

sUSTain, a new blog on sustainabiltiy issues at St.Thomas.



Learn about the program from a current ESCI student Learn about our program from a current ESCI student Learn about our program from a current ESCI student Research Interests:  Environmental biogeochemistry, fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, medical geology

Research advisor:  Dr. Kevin Theissen

Project:  Prior and Spring Lake geochemistry

Research project: Evaluating the effect of ethanol as a co-contaminant on BTEX biodegradation at an aquifer- wetland interface

Research advisor: Dr. Jennifer McGuire

Research Interests: Aquatic ecology Research Interests: Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Development... Research Interests: Environmental Chemistry, Organic Pollutants... Research Interests: Microbiology, Circadian Rhythms Research Interests: Sedimentology, Geoscience Education, ... Research Interests: Plant Ecology, Conservation Biology... Research Interests: Paleoecology, oceanography, climate change, ...

Celebrating and Preserving Winter: Bill McKibben at UST
See the video of this great event, held at UST on February 20, 2013.  Great presentations by Paul Douglas and others as well.  Want to get energized about climate change and what YOU can do about it?  JUST WATCH!
Want more information about the Environmental Science major and you can't find it here?
Contact Dr. Tom Hickson, (phone:  651-962-5241)
Environmental Science/Pepsi Sustainability Scholarship!

Apply for the ESCI/Pepsi Sustainability  Scholarships. These scholarships provide financial assistance for full-time sophomore, junior, and/or senior undergraduate students  that have demonstrated a clear passion for the study and improvement of natural resource use.

Click her for application

DEADLINE: 3/15/13