Environmental Resource Science (M.S.)

The Master of Science degree program in Environmental Resource Science will prepare you to become a highly-trained environmental scientist ready to address the challenges related to the most critical of the world’s environmental resources: water and soil.  

Through an innovative interdisciplinary approach, students learn about the interactions among water, soil, and human activities within a biophysical system. We incorporate core courses in Environmental Science and Geology and supplement them with elective courses in biology, civil engineering, and chemistry. 

Some of our current research areas include: 

  • GIS and Remote Sensing 

  • Fluvial geomorphology 

  • Lake sediment records 

  • Isotope geochemistry 

  • Climate reconstruction 

  • Climate change impact 

  • Environmental sustainability 

  • Hydrology 

  • Water quality 

  • Water resources 

  • Soil resources 

  • Wetland and coastal systems 

  • Environmental geohazards 

Our location in Lafayette, LA, helps make the School of Geosciences the ideal place to earn your graduate degree in environmental science. We have a strong agricultural industry, close ties to the oil and gas industry, and we are home to 40 percent of the country’s freshwater wetlands—meaning you will have an abundance of research, internship, and career opportunities in your own backyard. 

Environmental Resource Science at UL Lafayette