The Applied Environmental Science Program (AESP) was established at Miner Institute in 1972 by the State University of New York, Plattsburgh. The basic model for teaching is "Show me, and I’ll look. Tell me, and I’ll listen. Involve me, and I’ll learn." Featuring courses taught on a full-day basis, the AESP allows integration of theory developed in lectures with hands-on experience in indoor and outdoor labs dealing with soil, water, forestry, and the agricultural environment interface. Students utilize the computer and chemical laboratory facilities at Miner Institute, as well as the neighboring Adirondacks, to collect and analyze samples and integrate the information into polished reports. Students also utilize hydrological and meteorological equipment to enhance undergraduate teaching and research experiences.
Students can round out their educational experience by living on campus. Learn more about the residential facilities at Miner Institute here.
Dowload a program brochure here.
Learn more about AESP scholarship opportunities
Graduates of the program have gone on to jobs such as:
Environmental Attorney, New York State Senate
Director of Environmental Health and Safety, State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Environmental Program Specialist, Adirondack Park Agency
Location Manager, Columbia Pictures
Research Associate, Harvard University Forest
Agronomist, William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute
Numerous positions within the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Courses offered include:
ENV 430: Wildlife Ecology & Management
GEL 441: Hydrogeology
ENV 411: Water Quality Modeling
ENV 370: Intro to Soil Science
ENV 440: Agriculture & the Environment
For more information, contact Dr. Robert Fuller at SUNY Plattsburgh
or Steve Kramer at Miner Institute.