University of the Aegean was founded in 1984, along with its School
of Social Sciences. The Department of “Natural Environmental
Sciences”, initially part of the School of Social Sciences, was one
of the first departments of the University. Its first doctoral
candidate graduate students were accepted in the academic year
1986-1987 and its first undergraduate students in the academic year
1987-1988. In 1989, the Department was renamed the “Department of
Environment”. In January 2004, it was moved from the School of
Social Sciences to the newly established School of Environment along
with the Department of Marine Sciences.
The Department of Environment operates a four-year undergraduate program and three graduate programs which offer Master of Science (M.Sc.) degrees and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Environmental Science.