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Caldwell, N.J. – Caldwell University is offering a new Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science.  

Graduates of the program will be prepared to pursue graduate school or a range of career opportunities in waste management, biological conservation, environmental chemistry, environmental biology, bioremediation, toxicology, environmental management, environmental technology, energy management, and sustainability.

Caldwell’s program aims to give students a strong foundation in the scientific aspects of environmental issues and the ability to communicate effectively about the environment to different audiences. Students will have opportunities to learn about the health, legal, societal, political, and business aspects of environmental issues. 

William Velhagen, Ph.D., professor of biology and associate dean of the School of Natural Sciences, says the program fits nicely with the University’s mission and foundation. 

“The scientific study of the environment carries with it the responsibility to use this knowledge to protect the earth for present and future generations; this aligns with the vision statement of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell.”   The Sisters, the founders of the University, as stated in their vision statements, “are committed to studying, living, and teaching the mysteries of the universe and the sacredness of all creation.”

For more information on the new Environmental Science degree program, visit

About Caldwell University 

Caldwell University is a four-year, Catholic Dominican university, founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic located in the community of Caldwell, New Jersey, named one of the most beautiful downtown communities in New Jersey. Caldwell University is one of the most affordable private universities in New Jersey  and was named a regional Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report for 2022.  

Approximately 2,200 students are enrolled each year, with more than 600 residing in one of three residence halls, many of whom compete on one of Caldwell’s 15 NCAA Division II Athletic teams or in competitive Sprint Football or Rugby programs. Caldwell has been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the United States Department of Education. 

With degrees ranging from the Bachelor’s to the Ph.D., Caldwell offers unique programs such as Art Therapy, Esports Management, Supply Chain Management, Nursing, and Applied Behavior Analysis along with more traditional majors and programs. Caldwell’s academic programs are supported by an undergraduate core that emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences to educate citizens to pursue truth and contribute to a just society.  Core values of respect, integrity, community, and excellence define the Caldwell experience. Learn more here: