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At APU, doing Environmental Science is a project-based way of learning

From zoology to botany and lots of subjects in between, no matter which Environmental Science concentration or degree you choose at APU, you’ll discover a shared commitment to structured doing for real-world learning.

“APU’s focus on active learning is a different approach,” says undergraduate Chris Elander, whose goals include forestry and graduate school. “It’s a hands-on method that’s an especially good fit in Environmental Science.”

From field courses to the Mojave Desert in winter to self-assigned research projects on sharks, you’ll experience hands-on learning that prepares you for science done collaboratively, with plenty of chances to observe the natural world for yourself.

APU students like Chris value project-based learning that challenges you to show what you know. Active learning is part of just about Environmental Science class you’ll take, from physical geology and environmental chemistry to tropical ecology and conservation biology.

Whether you’re a marine biology student suiting up for a scientific dive, an Earth Science student setting up a glacier research camp or an Environmental Science student developing a public education project on Alaska plants, hands-on learning at APU lets you gain skills that advance your knowledge and professional goals.

We call it project-based learning. You’ll call it environmental science for your hands as well as your head.

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