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Geologists graduating from the Unity EES program are extensively trained to interpret the physical landscape, conduct a variety of field-oriented tasks and lab work, perform quantitative analyses on field data, and share the results of their work with outside audiences.
Leeann Reid ’13

"At Unity, I was fortunate to have had so many opportunities to study the field that interests me while simultaneously working and taking action in order to make a difference."

We all have a stake in a healthy, productive environment. Today's land stewards and managers face new and complex challenges as they work to sustain and protect the earth's biodiversity for us all. That's why we teach our students how to develop effective protection measures within real-life natural-resource management situations.


Training Global Citizens

As a student within the Earth Sciences Program, you should be prepared to conceptualize, synthesize, crunch numbers, and present your work with a sophisticated understanding of how systems work together. What you’ll gain is the confidence to explore new ideas and the courage to act and lead as a responsible global citizen.

Our academically challenging liberal arts core will also teach you how to think critically, write and speak effectively, reason through problems, and embrace learning as a life-long endeavor.

Practicing What We Preach

We find that our students learn best when they can get their hands involved, whether it is in the field or the lab. Long after college, you will remember these experiences and the lessons they brought to life.

We believe that you will learn as much from what we do as from what we say. Our program supports sustainability efforts on campus and works in areas like green building technology, renewable energy, facility composting, and in the campus gardens. And we practice what we preach by involving ourselves in community-based learning and service projects. 

In addition, students pursuing studies in the Sustainable Energy Management program are eligible to apply and will be given priority for The Richard David Stutzke Foundation Scholarship. The foundation chose to award the scholarship to Unity College in large part because of the College’s decision in 2012 to become the first college in the United States to divest from investments in fossil fuels.

Cultivating 21st Century Ideas

The Earth Sciences Program is a place where good ideas are cultivated and implemented, where earth-focused and community-minded students are not afraid of complex problems and never stop asking, “Why?” Sustainability and Global Change programs provide the powerful mix of science, technology, and social science skills necessary to graduate advocates for and architects of change.

Career Options for Earth Sciences Programs Graduates

  • Community Development Coordinators
  • Earth Science/Environmental Educators
  • Energy Auditors
  • Energy Policy Researchers
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Farmers and Farming Specialists
  • Food Writers and Journalists
  • Hydrologic Field Technicians
  • Laboratory Analysts
  • Land Trust Directors
  • Land-Use Planners
  • Lobbyists
  • Renewable Energy Resource Analysts
  • Shoreline Zoning Coordinators
  • Soils Field Technicians
  • Sustainability Coordinators
  • Park Naturalists
  • Wildlife Biologists and Educators
  • U.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Agents
  • Environmental Educators
  • Land Trust Resource Managers
  • Interpretive Naturalists