The mission of the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy is education, research, and service focused towards an understanding of environmental processes, predicting and managing human effects, and developing approaches to study the interactions between environmental processes and human behavior.
The Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy includes a group of 28 faculty, 40 PhD students, 150 Masters of Environmental Management students, 15 Masters of Forestry students, and 240 undergraduates. Faculty with training in the biological, physical, chemical and social sciences work on applied and basic environmental research problems. The division stresses interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problem solving. The faculty and graduate students often collaborate both within and between the following research themes: