Environmentalscience.org Ranks Allegheny College’s Environmental Science/Studies Department No. 2 in the Nation

Allegheny College’s Environmental Science/Studies Department ranks No. 2 in the country, according to EnvironmentalScience.org, a website dedicated to environmental science education and careers.

Allegheny’s program “teaches students to analyze the relationships between humans and the environment that we live with and use,” the site says.

Factors considered in the ranking were location, environmental practices, faculty, study abroad opportunities, teaching methods, program breadth, degree levels offered and renowned research.

“Allegheny’s environmental science department has long been dedicated to teaching students to solve real-world environmental problems,” says Professor Eric Pallant, department chair. “More than a dozen Allegheny faculty with exceptional breadth and depth in environmental problem-solving work shoulder-to-shoulder with students to make the world more sustainable. Our students and alumni have achieved extraordinary success in promoting environmental sustainability. It is a wonderful achievement to be recognized by the nation’s most reliable and expansive advocate for environmental science education and careers.”

Students enrolled at Allegheny can major in environmental science, which focuses on scientific understanding of the changing world, or environmental studies, which has a broader interdisciplinary scope and focuses on such fields as economics and policy, art, literature and philosophy.

The EnvironmentalScience.org rankings are based on published surveys, student data, and other school and career data collected through several sources, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). For more information, visit environmentalscience.org/top-schools.

Visit sites.allegheny.edu/envsci to learn more about environmental science/studies at Allegheny.