Our 8:1 student-faculty ratio and average class of 16 means you'll always get personalized attention.

Our 8:1 student-faculty ratio and average class of 16 means you'll always get personalized attention. 

Where women lead. Through your coursework, you'll gain the skills to take on local, national and international challenges.

Where women lead. Through your coursework, you'll gain the skills to take on local, national and international challenges. 

We provide the space and opportunities for you to thrive.

We provide the space and opportunities for you to thrive.

Environmental Science is rooted in our 2,840 acres of diverse ecosystems.

Environmental Science

Forests and farmlands and vineyards and wetlands and meadows. Oh my.

No other college campus in the nation has so many different types of remarkable natural and agricultural environments right where students live and learn.

It’s all right here, waiting for you to make the most of it.

Learn insect biology up close in our hillside pollinator habitat. Take classes to learn the essentials of greenhouse growing and prepare for exams to gain certification as a master beekeeper. Collaborate with local businesses on sustainable economic development projects. Explore all the environmental, social, cultural and political issues that drive the global economy.

 

Professor Powell instructs her Agriculture Operations class as they start to fill their learning rows with plants in the SBC greenhouse, ...

Professor Lisa Powell wins national award in environmental science

Award recognizes her outstanding accomplishments and promising future.

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Join Dr. Powell for a walk through the SBC’s Upper Vineyard to learn about grape growing and hear about the future of Sweet Briar College Farm wine! Meet at the corner of the Guion Parking Lot closest to the Softball Field. We will start walking promptly at 9:01am, down the gravel road past the wildflower meadow to the vineyard. This event is part of Earth Week, and students who attend will receive a stamp on their Earth Week prize card.