Why Study Environmental Science at UPRRP?

One of the main reasons to study Environmental Science at the University of Puerto Rico is the accessibility to a wide diversity of natural resources. The tropics are one of the most diverse regions of the world and offer high potential for hands-on experiences of research and the application of theoretical knowledge. Environments of Puerto Rico include coral reefs, seagrass communities, sand and stone beaches, tropical rain forest, tropical dry forest, subterranean karstic systems, mangroves, riparian ecosystems, and urban ecosystems.

The Program encourages and offers students the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of research including Research Experience Undergraduate (REU), summer courses, and other extracurricular research experiences. Most of the programs provide stipends to conduct research, especially during summer, and allow students to increase their scientific writing skills and gain valuable experience for graduate school or for future careers in environmental science. Students also have the opportunity to work with local industrial and governmental agencies like the US Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency

Come and join us to being a career in environmental science – Go beyond the classroom and experience the real world where science interacts with nature!

Careers in Environmental Science
The environmental science major at the University of Puerto Rico provides students with an understanding of the biological and physical sciences and their application to environmental problems. Environmental science includes broad scientific areas such as ecology, environmental chemistry, environmental biology, and geology and prepares students for a wide range of careers in industry, government, consulting, and education.