Concern about our natural resources and the general state of our planet is at an all-time high. The earth is ever changing, but to what extent are we responsible for those changes? And what, if anything, can we do to preserve the well-being of our world for future generations?
About the Environmental Science/Studies Program
With a degree in Environmental Science or Environmental Studies, you will gain a better understanding of the interactions between living things and the physical environment. You will study biochemical cycles and how they affect global change.
Ever wonder about the impact of human societies on the earth? We’ll show you the links between human choices and environmental effects. In the end, we hope you learn to appreciate the need for environmental ethics and to embrace a philosophy of sustainability relative to natural resources.
The Environmental Science and Environmental Studies programs are designed to provide you with a broad knowledge base about the interactions between people and our environment. In your efforts to achieve a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies, you will complete coursework with an underlying emphasis in the social sciences. You will take a limited selection of natural science courses, but a broad base of human and natural history courses is required. The Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science is more centered on the natural sciences, and the related coursework reflects that.
Job fields range from soil and water conservation and environmental consulting to waste water management, wildlife ecology and environmental agencies. Positions within these fields include agricultural scientists, conservation scientists, ecologists, environmental attorneys, environmental health and safety inspectors, foresters, hydrologists, regional planners, urban planners and wildlife biologists.
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