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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. Kenneth Farrish  

The primary objective of the Division of Environmental Science is to provide superior, interdisciplinary, undergraduate and graduate education programs in environmental science that produce graduates capable of understanding and addressing the complex environmental problems facing modern society. Our faculty and students also conduct research directed at various environmental problems. Finally, this division seeks to provide outreach and service to the public regarding environmental science.  

Our main focus has always been to prepare students for rewarding careers in environmental science, a STEM discipline. The aim of our talented and caring faculty is to produce graduates that are pragmatic, environmental problem solvers. Because our graduates are well-prepared with the skills that employers want, they are very successful in finding professional positions in environmental science in both the private and public sectors. If you like the sciences and working outdoors, and if you care about the environment, this may be a degree program for you.  

Welcome to the Division of Environmental Science!

Kenneth Farrish, Ph.D.


Environmental Science

Forestry Building
Room 103

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