As one of the oldest in the nation, the undergraduate Environmental Science program offers a modern introduction to the environmental sciences. The challenging background enables students to deal with important environmental issues of the 21st century. Rather than a traditional biological approach to the environment, the program emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field by drawing from biology, chemistry, statistics, earth sciences, economics, law, and the humanities. Environmental problems are approached from a holistic perspective. Ferrum’s Environmental Science program offers students great flexibility in developing their own interests.
The curriculum incorporates a variety of topics to prepare students for opportunities in the field of Environmental Science and includes courses such as:
Fundamentals of Ecology
Fisheries & Wildlife Management
Geographic Information Systems
Forest Ecology and Management
Introduction to Plant Sciences
Environmental Planning & Assessment
Quantitative Environmental Methods & Statistics
Geology and Hydrology
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There are over 50 clubs and organizations available to students at Ferrum College. These are specifically related to Environmental Science:
Environmental Action Coalition
Ferrum Nature Society
Ferrum College Sustainability Society
What Can I Be with a Major in Environmental Science?