Climate Change
Climate Change

Our College of Science and Health faculty and students rise to meet the challenges of climate change through innovative, groundbreaking research in climate science across a multitude of disciplines. Here are a few examples:


Environmental Science (MS)

Gain conservation skills and the tools to succeed in a range of environmentally focused careers with an MS in Environmental Science. You’ll learn from leading specialists in climate science and sustainability. For example, Dr. Jessica Vogt studies how urban forestry can help cities and communities be more resilient in the face of climate change. Check out her Lab for Urban Forestry in the Anthropocene (LUFA).


Biological Sciences (MS)

The MS in Biological Sciences is a versatile degree that’s ideal for those who plan to teach, research, or pursue a PhD. Faculty study a range of climate-related subjects, from the physiological responses of people and animals to shifting environments to the impacts of a warming climate on tree health. Visit Dr. Margaret Bell’s lab, which studies how environmental contaminants like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) affect brain function, hormone actions, and immune processes.


Chemistry (MS)

DePaul’s MS in Chemistry prepares you for advanced work in chemistry and biochemistry, and for further graduate study. Our faculty specialize in organic, physical, and inorganic chemistry at the intersection of multiple disciplines. Learn more about Dr. Kyle Grice’s research on how carbon dioxide can be recycled to fuel and other components that could reduce a dependence on petroleum.