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A hands-on approach to learning is a hallmark of the University’s Department of Environmental Science, which has imbedded field and laboratory experiences in every course the department offers. The department offers three bachelor’s degree programs: earth science, environmental science, and environmental sustainability.

Among the attributes that set William Paterson’s graduates apart as they start to seek employment in the field is the program’s unique combination of hands-on learning in coursework, a required internship or field experience, and a senior practicum in which senior students participate in a common practical project that simulates the working conditions of a professional consulting team. Students also have the opportunity to participate in original field or laboratory research with the department’s active climate research faculty, who are engaged in cutting-edge research on the regional, national, and international levels.

Students can also benefit from the University’s collaborative partnership with the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, just three miles from the University, as well as numerous natural resources, including three campus ponds and the adjacent 1,200-acre High Mountain Park Preserve.

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