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Faculty Research

For students who want to research on campus, the first step is finding a professor whom you enjoy working with and whose work interests you. He or she will be able to help you find appropriate opportunities in your field of interest. Talk to lots of professors. Find out what they study. The Environmental Studies Program has professors who study everything from evolution in amphibians and reptiles to Geographic Information Systems to floristics of the Yucatan peninsula to the effects of global warming on sponges—the list goes on and on. Once you’ve found a professor to work with, get the research experience approved by the program coordinator and enroll in the appropriate corresponding course, typically ENVR 320.