Jun 30, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin Archived

Division of Environmental Science

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Kenneth W. Farrish, director
Forestry Building, Room 123
Phone: (936) 468-3301 or 2331
Fax: (936) 468-2489
P.O. Box 13073, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Email: kfarrish@sfasu.edu
Web: environmental.sfasu.edu

Interdisciplinary Faculty

Wesley Brown, Brent Burt, Kenneth W. Farrish, I-Kuai Hung, Sheryll Jerez, David L. Kulhavy, Matthew Kwiatkowski, Michael Mauer, Matthew W. McBroom, Brian P. Oswald, Jeremy Stovall, Stephen C. Wagner, Hans M. Williams, James Van Kley, Alexandra Van Kley, Daniel R. Unger, Yanli Zhang

Associate Professors
Alex S. Frantzen, Kevin Stafford

Assistant Professors
Jason Paul, Christopher Schalk, Yuhui Weng

College Advisors
Brandy Bishop, Chanelle Svehla


The Division of Environmental Science is a collaborative unit of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture  and the College of Sciences and Mathematics . The objectives of the Division of Environmental Science are:

  • to provide superior education programs in environmental science that produce graduates capable of understanding and addressing the complex environmental problems facing modern society,
  • to conduct research directed at developing understanding of and finding solutions to environmental problems
  • and to provide outreach and service in environmental science.

Advising and Student Services

All students in the environmental science degree program with 60 completed semester hours or less must consult an academic advisor prior to each registration period. Students in this category will automatically have an advising hold that can only be cleared by the advisor following an advising session. Students with 61 completed semester hours or more must meet with an academic advisor at least once per academic year; however, it is recommended that every student, regardless of completed semester hours, consult with an advisor prior to each registration period to help ensure satisfactory progress on her or his degree program.


The college annually awards numerous scholarships totaling more than $250,000 to environmental science, forestry and spatial science students. These are available to undergraduate, including incoming freshmen, and graduate students and are awarded based on academic excellence and/or financial need. Scholarship applications are due by Feb. 1, and are available online on the financial aid office website. Information about other sources of financial aid, including work-study and loans, is available from the financial aid office.

Student Organizations

The primary student organization for environmental science students is the National Association of Environmental Professionals. The SFA chapter of the NAEP provides students with opportunities to develop leadership skills, network with practicing professionals and engage in social activities.

Graduate Degree Programs

The Division of Environmental Science offers the 36-semester-hour Master of Science in environmental science. The MS curriculum is designed to provide advanced coursework and research opportunities in environmental science. Students entering the MS program with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines will be required to take some undergraduate background courses, including chemistry and biology courses, if not completed in their undergraduate degree program.

Degree Plan and Final Graduation Plan

Prior to the end of the sophomore year, students must select a degree program and prepare a degree plan. The student should see their student advisor in the college for assistance in preparation of the degree plan. A final degree plan must be filed prior to pre-registration for the semester in which graduation is expected.


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