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A learning environment like no other

Considering an environmental science degree? SFA offers an award-winning program that combines rigorous academics with transformative, hands-on learning. Here’s what you can expect when you study environmental science at SFA:

  • Caring, dedicated faculty. Our environmental science professors are genuinely invested in your success. Whether you have questions about possible career paths or need some extra help with your research or coursework, you’ll find that our doors are always open.
  • Rigorous, science-focused curriculum. This interdisciplinary program draws from a variety of science, technology, and math disciplines. Our focus on STEM skills will help you stand out to potential employers.
  • Near 100% job placement. One of the most widespread myths about environmental science is that jobs are few and far between. But the reality is that nearly 100% of our graduates find employment in their chosen field. 
  • Transformative, hands-on learning opportunities. SFA is located in the heart of the Texas Forest Country. You’ll study environmental science in a diverse ecosystem that includes millions of acres of forest, plus native plants and wildlife. You’ll also have the option to participate in exciting internships, research projects and more.

A message from the director, Dr. Sheryll Jerez 

Welcome to SFA’s Division of Environmental Science! 

We are delighted you have chosen environmental science as your major. Our division has outstanding, dedicated and caring faculty members who will not only help you succeed in your coursework but also guide you on a pathway to a fulfilling career. You can always count on us to support you during your journey in our program.

The environmental science degree leverages the strength of its multidisciplinary faculty members, allowing you to broadly learn about environmental science from a variety of perspectives. These qualities will help you gain diverse educational opportunities while also exploring a specific area of specialization. Our up-to-date curriculum for undergraduate and graduate programs is designed to equip graduates with knowledge and skills to become proficient environmental problem solvers. 

We offer an array of opportunities for our students to apply what they have learned in the classroom through hands-on learning in our laboratories and field work, internships, and independent study. Our undergraduate students are encouraged and mentored by faculty members to participate in undergraduate research during their sophomore year. We are committed to fostering research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students, and look forward to you taking advantage of these opportunities. 

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about the many opportunities that await you. I hope you will also consider joining SFA’s chapter of the National Association of Environmental Professionals for networking and career development activities. We are excited you have chosen SFA for your environmental science journey. Feel free to contact me for additional information.

Sheryll B. Jerez, Ph.D.


Environmental Science

Forestry Building
Room 103

Mailing Address:
PO Box 13073, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962