Students in the news

Rachel Perlman '12 wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, which recognizes exceptional undergraduates who intend to pursue a career in the fields of science, math, or engineering.

Rachel Perlman

SNES Program Director of Undergraduate Studies: Dr. Tim Fahey
Program Contact: Suzanne Wapner

Science of Natural & Environmental Systems (SNES),
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

The Science of Natural and Environmental Systems major is a physical- and biological-science based major that addresses the interface of environmental science and human activity using a broad range of disciplines. The mission of this environmental major is to provide integrated rigorous instruction in four major areas of environmental science: biological (Ecology and the Environment), economic (Environmental and Resource Economics), physical (Environmental Chemistry: Soil, Air, Water), and social (Environment and Society).


Congratulations to the SNES Class of 2012!

Environmental Sciences Colloquium

The Colloquium is a forum and focal point of the environmental sciences community at Cornell. Students of all majors are encouraged to participate as well as faculty, staff and members of the community.

Fall 2012 Colloquium

Garbage and Waste Management


New opportunity for students - the Environ-Mentor Program

Environ-mentors coordinates mentoring relationships between undergraduate and graduate students interested in environmental science. The program connects junior and senior majors in Biology-EEB, Natural Resources, SES, and SNES with graduate students in the same or a related field.


Read more about undergraduate majors in the environmental sciences at Cornell.