Environmental & Health Sciences
The academic programs in the Department of Environmental and Health Sciences immerse students in content-rich curricula through active engagement in inquiry, analysis and practical applications. Each discipline emphasizes critical thinking, laboratory and field-based problem-solving, scientific and general writing, library and Internet research, and teamwork.
All of our students take part in laboratory research, clinical studies and field work. In addition, the internship program offers placements in local government, business and educational organizations. Meanwhile, our location in the northern Green Mountains puts countless field-work and outdoor activities within reach.
Together, these experiential learning opportunities provide the training and foster the skills that greatly enhance our students' marketability following graduation.
Please note: Our education department offers teacher licensure endorsement programs in life science (7-12), physical science (7-12) and physical education (K-6, 7-12, K-12).
Scholarship Gives JSC Student Scientists a Great START
Johnson State College received a $551,810 grant from the National Science Foundation in June 2012 to provide scholarships for students in the sciences. The Student Transition, Achievement, Retention and Teaching (START) scholarship provides up to $40,000 over four years to qualified students who choose to major in biology or environmental science in the Department of Environmental and Health Sciences at the College.
Student Research, Faculty Mentoring
START scholars will have numerous opportunities to conduct faculty-mentored research, attend conferences, make presentations, conduct fieldwork, and take classes with other START scholars. Academic advising, learning communities, science seminars, and career counseling are also part of being a START scholar.