Environmental Science and Sustainability

Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet

The B.S. in Environmental Science and Sustainability (ESS) connects science and practice, so you graduate with the knowledge and skills to solve complex environmental problems and advance sustainability. As an ESS student, you can specialize in ecosystem science and restoration, environmental policy and planning, climate science and environmental change, sustainable livelihoods and communities, water resources, or use the highly flexible resource conservation option to design your own emphasis. ESS provides an innovative, interdisciplinary education focused on environmental science and a range of problem-solving skills designed to prepare students for careers in this growing field. ESS students work with leading scientists and utilize the amazing outdoor classroom of Western Montana whenever possible.


Student working in the field