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So you are interested in studying “green”?

You could join the growing number of people who turned their interest in the environment into an exciting career path. Business, government and NGOs all need professionals with solid skills and knowledge to find solutions to today’s pressing environmental challenges.

Our IESS (Interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Society) undergraduate program will put you on the right track toward that specialist’s career.

Here is a suggested list of things to do to find out if IESS is right for you:
  1. Review the IESS program
  2. Research career choices
  3. Make an advising appointment with one of our specialized IESS advisers to get in-depth knowledge of the program and its options
  4. Apply to EMU and, once accepted, declare IESS as your major
  5. And finally: start studying, continue researching career options, continue seeking our advice!

Need advice: talk to IESS Program Coordinator Thomas Kovacs.

General overview of the program using an example of a dying pond from the Thurston Nature Center: IESS Information Session pt. 1 (9/11/14) (4-part YouTube series)

Mission Statement

The Interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Society (IESS) program at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) aims to create a community of interdiscplinary scholars and practitioners focused on understanding environmental issues in all of their dimensions. Through teaching, research, and service, the IESS program promotes academic engagement with respect to human-environment interactions and sustainability.

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