Shepherd College - Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences
301 N King St
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
About the Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences:
The Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences offers a wide variety of courses in environmental studies and the physical sciences. While some of these courses are designed to fulfill needs in our and other department’s degree programs, still others are designed to fulfill the Core Curriculum science requirement for all Shepherd University students. Use the link below to take a more detailed look at our programs of study.
Environmental Studies Comprehensive Major
Faculty focused on Environmental Studies conduct research in a wide variety of areas. The research they conduct is interdisciplinary in nature and nationally recognized.
Students in the department are nearly always involved in faculty research projects and have found these experiences to be valuable in building career skills that help make them competitive in the job market. Examples of past and current student-faculty projects include paleontological quantification and classification, examination of extraforal nectaries, excavating archeological sites on local historic properties, monitoring aquatic habitats in the Potomac River, and exploring ecological relationships in communities in succession.