Environmental Science major provides a hands-on experience for Springfield College students

Below excerpt is from an article written by Cait Kemp and published January 28, 2021 in The Springfield Student. Click here to read the full article. 

Justin Compton, Associate Professor of Biology and the Environmental Science (ENVS) Program Director, takes pride in the major that he helped to build when he arrived as a professor on campus back in 2014.

Environmental Science is a unique program at Springfield. Relatively new, it is still small but growing each year with new students who hold a shared passion to help the world. This drew in current senior Alexis LeBrasseur when she was looking into different college programs back in high school.

“Nothing really stood out to me and I was also trying to stay close to home. That is until I heard about a newly added Environmental Science program at Springfield College,” LeBrasseur said. “It is a bonus to be able to say that I was one of the first few students to be in the Environmental Science program.”

Environmental Science is a very hands-on major, and the program emphasizes just that. Rather than learning and researching strictly within the labs, students in the department have the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom.

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