Environmental Science/Studies

400 Acres of the 2,000-acre Campus Set Aside for Field Experience

400 Acres of the 2,000-acre Campus Set Aside for Field Experience

Environmental Science student wins LSRPA Elmeryl Davies Memorial Scholarship

Environmental Science student wins LSRPA Elmeryl Davies Memorial Scholarship

Geographic Information Systems is a Necessary Tool in Decision Making

Geographic Information Systems is a Necessary Tool in Decision Making

Ecological Forest Management Techniques Support More Diverse, Resilient, and Sustainable Forest Ecosystems

Ecological Forest Management Techniques Support More Diverse, Resilient, and Sustainable Forest Ecosystems

The Environmental Science/Studies program (ENVL) at Stockton prepares students to deal with the complex environmental problems that confront society by providing a broad, basic understanding of the interactions among the physical, biological and human components of the environment.


About the Program

One of the hallmarks of Environmental Science/Studies is student engagement. The program emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of environmental phenomena to emphasize the complexity of environmental problems. The program encourages cooperation between students and the full-time faculty in courses and in independent research that often involves extensive fieldwork and real-world applications. This hands-on work helps prepare students for careers or graduate education. In many courses and projects, the program utilizes the latest technology as components of students’ learning experience to prepare them for their professional lives. The program requires a senior project that can be an internship with government agencies, private consulting firms, natural resource industries, and environmental organizations as a practical approach to learning about the field. Alternatively, the senior project can involve independent research with a faculty member to deepen the student’s experience in and understanding of the environment.

Program Coordinator

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Daniel A. Moscovici
Associate Professor of
Environmental Studies / Sustainability
A&S-122 |  609-626-3607
Daniel.Moscovici@stockton.edu

Program Features

Our program is located on a campus of 1600 acres, most of which are part of an environmental reserve. The facilities include:

Awards and Recognition:

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Inclusion in Education for the Earth: A Guide to Top Environmental Studies Programs 

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Environmental Science prepares students for scientific and technical careers. This degree requires 80 credits in program and cognate courses and 48 credits in General Studies and At-Some Distance courses. Students desiring a university career that strongly emphasizes the sciences should consider this degree. It will also be excellent preparation for a variety of graduate degrees. Program courses are courses with an ENVL acronym. Courses are numbered as follows: 1000 level is introductory, 2000 level is intermediate, 3000 and 4000 levels are advanced.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Environmental Studies is offered to students interested in fields in which a study of the environment is combined with work in areas outside of traditional sciences. Examples include law, criminal justice, communications, business, public school teaching and environmental education, planning, political science, public administration, and policy among others. These students take 64 credits in program and cognate courses, and 64 credits in general education. Students may also create a curriculum tailored to their own special needs (e.g., environment and the arts,) by developing a liberal studies B.A., or LIBA. Please see LIBA requirements elsewhere in this Bulletin.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees require a standard core of 19 credits of ENVL courses at the introductory and intermediate level along with cognate courses in science and mathematics. Sophomores and juniors can then begin to take advanced courses, and in their senior year students finish their advanced courses, take Environmental Issues and complete an advanced level independent study or internship. Compared to students earning a B.A. degree, students earning a B.S. must take 16 additional program and cognate credits, and they must take additional courses in Chemistry and Mathematics.

 

Dual Degree

The dual BS/PSM program is an intensive five-year curriculum that offers students the opportunity to earn both a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science and a Professional Science Master’s degree. Students take enough courses to meet all requirements for the undergraduate BS and then transition into the MS program in their “senior” year, the fourth year of study. This program is designed as a terminal degree for students who want to obtain advanced skills that will prepare them for the workplace. Students interested in research leading to a doctoral degree should consider more traditional programs and are advised to enroll in the BS in Environmental Science and take basic and applied science courses that prepare them for a broad range of research opportunities typical of a conventional graduate program.

Stockton students may apply for early, conditional admission to the dual BS/PSM program as high school seniors and at the beginning of the second semester of their “junior” year.

Transfer students may apply alongside their application for admission to Stockton. Transfer students will be considered for admission on a case by case basis, depending on prerequisites met and the likelihood of completing upper level undergraduate ENVL courses by their senior year. Exceptional transfer students who do not have prerequisites may be conditionally admitted, in consultation with their advisors. These students may require more time to meet the requirements of the BS/PSM. Only students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 will be considered.

Faculty

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Tait
Chirenje

Professor of Environmental 
Science / Sustainability
609.652.4588 | USC - 213

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Weihong
Fan

Professor of 
Environmental Studies
609.652.4995 | A&S - 220

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Jessica
Favorito

Assistant Professor of 
Environmental Studies
609.652.4267 | A&S 121

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Daniel A.
Moscovici

Associate Professor of 
Environmental  Studies / Sustainability
609.626.3607 | A&S - 122
 

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Matthew
Olson

Associate Professor
of Environmental Science
609.626.3112 | A&S - 221

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Aaron
Stoler

Assistant Professor
of Environmental Science
609.652.4254 | A&S - 223

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Catherine A.
Tredick

Associate Professor
of Environmental Science
609.626.5518 | A&S - 221

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Emma L.
Witt

Assistant Professor
of Environmental Studies
609.626.6854 | A&S - 120
 
 
 
 
 
Mike Cicali

Mike Cicali, Environmental Studies  & PSM Adjunct Faculty

Mark Demitroff 

Mark Demitroff , Environmental Studies Adjunct Faculty

Dona Huggins

Dona Huggins, Environmental Studies Adjunct Faculty

James Klickovich

James Klickovich, Environmental Studies Adjunct Faculty

Joseph Lisa

Joseph Lisa, Environmental Studies Adjunct Faculty

Tucker Rowlinson

Tucker Rowlinson, Environmental Studies Adjunct Faculty

Tamar Spanier

Tamar Spanier, Environmental Studies Adjunct Faculty

David Werner

David Werner, Environmental Studies Adjunct Faculty

Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams, Environmental Studies Adjunct Faculty

John Wnek

John Wnek, Environmental Studies Adjunct Faculty

 

Opportunities

The Environmental Science program is located on a campus of 1600-acres within the Pinelands National Reserve. The program is housed in the Arts and Sciences Building. Its facilities include the following.

  • Soils, hydrology, ecology and environmental chemistry laboratories
  • Biological and geological collections
  • Environmental field monitoring stations
  • A groundwater monitoring well field
  • Greenhouse and arboretum
  • Aquatic experimentation field
  • Two ‘dedicated’ Geographic Information Systems (GIS) microcomputer laboratories, one containing 25 workstations with dual monitors, a large flatbed printer, and the other containing an additional 21 computers. Campus wide ArcGIS site licenses are available to all Stockton faculty and students and can be used in any computer lab on campus.

Alumni Success

The University is a leader in alternative energy research. It is heated and cooled with a closed loop, geothermal system containing more than 400 wells. This is the world’s second largest system, and it heats and cools most of the academic spaces on campus. The University also has photovoltaic facilities one of which covers a portion of a parking lot and others of which are located on buildings.

The University supports a vigorous field program that provides experience with field techniques in regular course work as well as special courses that have included field trips to the Rocky Mountains, China, The Adirondack Park & Preserve, Brazil and other parts of the world.

The University was the first State entity to have a comprehensive forest management plan approved by the Pinelands Commission in 2013. Since then ENVL students have had a truly unique educational experience by participating in classes and research that are measuring and monitoring the short and long-term effects on ecosystem parameters from diverse silvicultural treatments like prescribed burns and thinnings.

Essential Learning OutcomesLearn more about the ENVL program ELO's.These essential learning outcomes guide all Stockton University students from first-year through graduation to the intellectual and marketable talents needed to prepare for personal and professional success in the 21st century.

Get Involved

The Environmental Science Program offers a opportunities for students to get involved in various areas of interest outside of the classroom.

Career Opportunities

Recent surveys indicate that the majority of Stockton’s Environmental graduates establish careers related to their major. They work in federal, regional, state, and local governmental agencies; in schools, colleges and universities; in engineering, consulting, and resource management and exploration companies; in a wide array of non-profit or nongovernmental organizations and in other related industries. ENVL students have been successful at some of the nation’s leading graduate schools, where they have gone on to complete doctoral degrees. Other students have begun successful businesses in environmental consulting, while yet others have risen to prominence in governmental and nongovernmental agencies.

Interested students may contact the program Coordinator of the Environmental Science program or speak to their Faculty Preceptor for additional information.