Stetson University maintains a close relationship with the Alliance for International Reforestation, which was headquartered at Stetson University for 20 years before relocating to Atlanta in 2012. AIR plants trees and teaches sustainable farming practices in Central America.


The Stetson Biology Department offers majors in Biology, Aquatic and Marine Biology, Medical Technology and Molecular Biology.

Environmental Science

The Environmental Science major is a multidisciplinary program that offers both B.A. and B.S. fields of study, as well as a minor.

Gillespie Museum

The Gillespie Museum promotes the study, appreciation and understanding of the natural sciences through school and community outreach programs.

Hatter Harvest

This student-led club maintains a community garden on campus and works to raise awareness and bring sustainable food to campus.

Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy

The Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy serves as an interdisciplinary focal point for education, research, and service activities related to global, regional, and local biodiversity issues.


The goal of Stetson's recycling program is simple: to divert as much material from the landfill as possible. The university has a vibrant, campus-wide program.

Volusia Sandhill ecosystem

Students and faculty have established a teaching landscape and outdoor learning center with a focus on a vanishing ecosystem.