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Undergraduate Major

The ECS program offers both B.S. and B.A. options.

Sustainability Certificate
Consider an 18 credit certificate, developed in conjunction with the Energy and Conservation Organization.
Abess Center

ECS degrees are offered by the College of Arts & Sciences and supported by Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy.

Ecosystem Science and Policy (ECS)

The undergraduate ECS program is an interdisciplinary exploration that provides students with a broad background in environmental issues from a variety of perspectives.  Courses emphasize integration of science and policy approaches to real-world environmental issues: from sustainability to policy, from sea-level rise to resilience.  Our students are prepared to pursue careers of impact in all areas of climate change policy, ecology, and environmental management.


News at the U

Blue John Mountains with blue layered effects of mountains one after the other in a forest.

Natural disasters and climate change

Biology professor Kenneth Feeley discovered more about climate change and natural disasters on ecosystems.

Two UM faculty stand next to each other, posing with an orchid they just planted in a tree.

Flowering beauties

Orchid planting adds color and splendor to the Arboretum on the Coral Gables Campus.

A red coral in a reef against the backdrop of a deep blue ocean.

Reef Revitalization

University of Miami faculty will collaborate on National ‘Reefense’ initiative to develop innovative hybrid reef structures.

Biscayne Bay in the early sunrise or sunset with a golden glow in the mangroves.

Exploration in the Bay

University of Miami graduate student Krystle Young is doing her part to help to protect Biscayne National Park.