The Department of Environmental Sciences values an admissions process that creates a student body with diverse perspectives and experiences. Your responses will give the Admissions Committee a broader view of you as a person and allow you express who you are beyond your GPA. Your ability to express your thoughts with clarity and insight will contribute to the strength of your application.
These essays carry considerable weight in the admissions decision, so please take your time. We suggest drafting your answers in a Word document first, and, if possible, having a friend or family member read them over before submission.
Please answer each of the prompts below, aiming for 200-300 words per prompt and respond using essay-style writing.
List three goals you want to accomplish within the field of environmental science field. Try to be as specific as you can. How would a degree help you achieve these goals? Please share how aspects of your identity influence your academic goals.
Collaboration with diverse groups of people is important for advancing science. Describe at least one experience you have had in your life (it can be academic or nonacademic), that helped you better appreciate the value of diverse perspectives and people.
(Optional) Is there anything else that you would like our selection committee to know about you?