Environmental Science

The Environmental Science Concentration within the Biology major prepares students for a career in the environmental sciences with a combination of classroom learning of key biological concepts and hands-on training through field exercises, internships, service learning and research. Small class sizes and caring faculty enhance the educational experience at Wilmington College.

On campus, Wilmington College offers an arboretum, natural area, stream, greenhouses, and research farms for environmental studies. In addition, Wilmington is located centrally to many areas of ecological interest for study. Easy access to the major metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus provide a variety of additional opportunities to research and internships. Wilmington College offers opportunities for international study as well.

Biology and Environmental Sciences faculty member Dr. Kendra Cipollini is a widely recognized expert on invasive species. She speaks on the subject during a PBS broadcast in 2011. Click here for her presentation.

Recent student projects include:

  • Watershed quality assessment of Little Miami River, Birch Creek and Yellow Springs Creek in Glen Helen Nature Preserve through water quality and biological sampling.
  • Ecological restoration through invasive species control at Caesar Creek Gorge Natural Area
  • Evaluation of horse riding impacts and recommendations for improvement at Glen Helen Nature Preserve



Wilmington College is a 4-year liberal arts college whose purpose is to educate, inspire, and prepare each student for a life of success and service.  Wilmington College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Science.

More Information:

For more information:

Kendra Cipollini, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Wilmington College
Pyle Box 1287
Wilmington, OH  45177
937-382-6661 x367