• We educate and train future generations to solve environmental issues at the intersection of biology, chemistry, physics and social sciences.

  • We collaborate with industrial and professional partners to identify and apply practical and scientific solutions to current and emerging human-environmental challenges.

  • We engage the community, including under-served populations, through extension services and citizen science. 

We were formally known as the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science (SWES) but as of July 1, 2019 are the Department of Environmental Science (ENVS). 

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

We view championing diversity and inclusion as the only way to equitably and successfully solve the grand challenges associated with human-environment interactions.

The University of Arizona embraces and practices diversity and inclusiveness, and our department supports and protects all forms of social identities, including but not limited to: age, disability status, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion and veteran status.


Environmental Science 2019-2025 Strategic Plan