The Environmental Sciences Institute (ESI) was established in 1995 and became a school in 2011. The School is one of several new innovative programs at Florida A&M University. Environmental science is a relatively new discipline and offers many opportunities for holders of degrees in the field. The ESI is a multidisciplinary unit that offers a wide range of services to students, governmental agencies, private sector companies, communities and other organizations. Our value for diversity is reflected in the faculty, students and staff that comprise the Institute. Consistent with the mission of FAMU, the Institute has a commitment to the training of African Americans and others underrepresented in the sciences, and is the largest producer of Black doctorates in the environmental sciences. However, we are sensitive to and keenly aware that having individuals of all racial and ethnic groups provides for an enriched and valuable experience for all. The Institute is currently home to 10 faculty and 80 students in all degree programs for a high faculty student ratio, which allows students to receive individual attention.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. We have a strong emphasis on research, which we also use as an important mechanism for teaching. Students with degrees in environmental science are prepared and qualified to pursue many career options. Our graduates have gone on to become researchers, lawyers, teachers, professors, medical professionals and government and industry workers. If you are seeking to learn about the areas of expertise and research activities within the Institute, I encourage you to visit the faculty page.
The teaching and research activities of the school are supported by state funds and grants from several federal agencies including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation. As a result, we are able to offer financial assistance to many of our students who have and maintain a high grade point average.
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