ESPE is Environmental Science, Policy and Engineering!

Understanding the Environment and doing something about it!

The Environmental Science Policy & Engineering Program at Union provides a solid grounding in modern environmental issues, including science, technology, public policy, and economics. It is designed for students with an interest in understanding and solving environmental problems, and the program provides students the opportunity to explore areas of environmental policy, environmental science, and environmental engineering. The Program gives students an excellent foundation from which to enter such diverse fields as environmental science or environmental management in the public and private sectors, education, business, politics, and law.



The ESPE program is focused on students with a strong interest in the science behind the myriad environmental problems that face our world, the political policy mechanisms that may provide solutions to these issues, and the nexus between the environment and the human condition. Students in the ESPE program choose either a BS degree in Environmental Science or a BA degree in Environmental Policy.

Winter Seminar Series

The intersection of science and society is the focus of the annual winter seminar series at Union College. For over a decade, the Environmental Science and Policy program at Union has hosted college-wide interdisciplinary Colloquia series that address a host of issues from different perspectives. The program has received wide acclaim for this series that is designed to maximize interest across the campus and the community while highlighting current themes of wide interest.

The series is held in the Nott Memorial, a spectacular 16-sided building that is the centerpiece of Union College.  The Nott was built between 1858-79 and recently restored for the bicentennial of the College.

Below you will find links to the upcoming series, which are generally announced in January. All talks, free and open to the public, begin at 7 P.M. in the Nott Memorial


Skip to toolbar