A degree in ES&P will provide you with the ability to obtain a career in industry as an environmental health and safety representative, a governmental employee, consultant or a career track that doesn't even exist yet.
ES&P majors take 60 credits specifically within ES&P. These credits, in conjunction with the Clarkson Common Experience, provide a well-rounded education focusing on the areas of study you find most interesting.
Government-supported research focuses on important topics such as global warming, depletion of the ozone layer and acid rain. Corporations seek new production methods and materials to decrease industrial pollution.
Recent student summer experiences include
- ranch work in Colorado for The Nature Conservancy
- aquatic ecology research on New York's Hudson River
- aquatic research at Woods Hole in Massachusetts
- the New York State Assembly Internship Program
- work with the Lake George Land Conservancy
Professor Stephen Bird's research focuses on social and organizational connections and their impact on policy networks. He has also written on policy related to hydro fracking, wind power, and economic growth and energy security. At Clarkson, Prof. Bird teaches Environmental Policy, Special Topic: Energy Politics and Policy Networks, Clarkson Seminar and American Politics.
Martin Heintzelman is an associate professor of Economics and Financial Studies at Clarkson and is interested in the value that people have for their environment and environmental economics. He teaches Applied Economics and Environmental Economics.
Associate Professor Tom Langen is a conservation biologist with a focus on behavioral ecology. His research focuses on road ecology, wetland restoration ecology and bird behavior. Prof. Langen teaches Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, Animal Learning & Cognition, General Ecology Lecture and Laboratory, Conservation Biology, Biological Systems & Global Environmental Change, and courses for the Adirondack Semester and River University. He also does professional development workshops in the U.S. and Latin America on the environmental impacts of roads and other infrastructures.
Michael Twiss is an associate professor in the Department of Biology and interim director of the Great Rivers Center. He is a limnologist by trade and studies the interactions of freshwater plankton and trace metal elements. Prof. Twiss teaches courses in Limnology, Microbiology Lecture and Laboratory, and Great Lakes Science Practicum.