B.A. in Environmental Studies

General

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Program Description

B.A. in Environmental Studies majors focus on one of two areas: environmental interpretation/education or environmental planning/management. Students are expected to develop:

  • Knowledge drawn from the natural sciences concerning structure, function, and effect of change in ecosystems; from the social sciences concerning factors that affect natural systems such as population pressures, pollution, resource utilization, and depletion; from the humanities concerning the relationships of ethics and values to environmental attitudes and behaviors 
  • Knowledge of interrelationships involving economics, politics, and perceptions in environmental decision making
  • Knowledge related to causes of environmental deterioration and constructive efforts to deal with environmental problems

Program Benefits

Graduates develop:

  • The ability to acquire information through field observations, interviews, and surveys, as well as from maps, aerial photographs, and satellite imagery
  • The ability to prepare effective presentations
  • The ability to apply relevant theoretical perspectives to actual environmental problems

Career Opportunities

The B.A. in Environmental Studies prepares you for positions and careers in fields such as:

  • Naturalists with parks and other outdoor organizations
  • Environmental educators in camps and social service agencies
  • Not-for-profit agencies
  • Natural resource planning and management
  • Water resources

Minors

  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • Geographic Information Science
Last updated Nov 2020

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