The B.S. program in Environmental Studies consists of a multi-disciplinary approach that combines natural science and resource management. Students learn to analyze physical and socioeconomic environments and to reach decisions concerning environmental use and protection. It offers a core curriculum that is designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in the earth sciences, the life sciences, and the basic sciences as well as in the modern methods and techniques used by environmental professionals. These include aerial photography, cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), statistics, and environmental sampling and surveying. The department offers three specialized degree tracks that are designed to prepare students for entry into work or graduate school.
In addition to the three specialization tracks, the department of environmental studies offers two minors. One focuses on general Environmental Science and the other on Geography. These minors provide great opportunity to non-environmental studies majors who are interested in the environment and wish to add this unique component to their majors. To learn more about the minors we offer select one from the list below.
A certficate in Geographic Information Science (GIS) is offered for students of any major to earn concurrently with their degree. GIS certificate courses may also be completed as part of the one-year fully online GIS certificate program.