Become an Advocate for Environmental Protection
Explore and appreciate the natural world at Goodwin College. In our bachelor’s degree program in Environmental Studies, you will develop the essential skills needed to become an effective advocate and participate in environmental protection.
The Connecticut River Is Your Classroom
Goodwin College is located on 900 acres of riverfront property. Our campus setting enables students to spend time in the field, conducting real research and learning the technical aspects of the field first-hand. Our Environmental Studies program provides technical training for in‑demand careers while focusing on the scientific aspects of environmental stewardship.
Customize Your Degree
Students have the opportunity to customize their degree by choosing from two distinct tracks:
- Environmental Health
- River Studies
As a graduate of this program, you are prepared to work in industries like education, professional consulting, health services, manufacturing, public administration, and other professional settings.
Our bachelor’s degree program in Environmental Studies will prepare you to work in in-demand careers like:
- Environmental Health Track
- Environmental Health Specialists
- Environmental Scientists
- Materials Scientists
- River Studies Track
- Forest Scientists
- Conservation Scientists
- Environmental Monitoring Technicians
- Environmental Protection Specialists
For your convenience, you can take classes on-campus, online or in a hybrid format. Whether you are interested in attending full- or part-time, this is the degree for you!
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Evaluate human activities and their impact on global environmental systems.
- Understand interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary approaches to environmental protection.
- Evaluate environmental contaminants, pathogens and other vectors that affect environmental health.
- Apply assessment and mitigation methods that are protective of environmental health and natural resources.
- Apply professional standards required for effective environmental management.
- Understand the relationship between human activities, water availability, and river system sustainability.
- Understand ecological processes.
- Implement and understand the development and implementation of natural resource protection public policy.
- Apply experimental design and analytical methods to scientific research.
- Apply practical and professional skills related to environmental protection and health safety.
- Apply written and oral skills required for effective scientific research and community engagement.
- Information technology and its practical application in assessment and mitigation of environmental impacts.
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