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From sharks to plants, from dinosaurs to microbes, from resource economics to landscape design, the spectrum of education, experience and excellence is open to all students in the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS).
Today, CELS has students, faculty and alumni tackling the environmental, marine, health and economic challenges that exist throughout the U.S. and all over the world from Africa to Asia, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from the upper reaches of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans.
Students in CELS have the use of some of the most modern scientific facilities in teaching and research laboratories located in the new energy efficient Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, where there is ongoing cancer and vector-borne disease research. CELS students have access to four farms which offer experiential learning in horticulture, sustainable
CELS students are offered unique opportunities for hands-on learning. The renowned Coastal Fellows and Energy Fellows programs provide juniors and seniors with the opportunity to work one-on–one with faculty and staff on nine-month research projects designed to address some of the complex environmental issues of the day. This type of experiential learning can provide students with extra tools for entering fruitful careers and seeking graduate degrees.
With eighteen undergraduate degree majors, six masters programs and four doctoral programs, CELS students can tailor their own educational and occupational paths and yet remain individuals in their quests. CELS has doors that lead to many rewarding opportunities—all you have to do is open them.
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