We offer two tracks in the Department of Environmental Studies: Natural Science and Environmental Management. The Natural Science track provides further training in natural and applied sciences and prepares the student for graduate school or a career which entails extensive fieldwork and/or laboratory work. The Environmental Management track focuses on the political, economic, cultural, legislative, and ethical aspects of environmental issues and prepares the student for a career in environmental management and decision-making.
Once you have decided on a track and declared your major you will want to check out your SASS audit. General questions about degree planning and SASS audits can be found at Degree Planning 101.
You will notice on your SASS audit that you have several choices to make regarding which classes to take. The next step in the process is to read up on these courses and get an idea of which ones you prefer. Course descriptions can be found in the Catalogue.
After you have done this, or if you are still unsure which track you want to do and have questions, you are ready to meet with our Department Advisor, Chasidy Fisher Hobbs. You can make your own advising appointment through Make Advising Appointment (You will need to log into your UWF email).
After you have met with our Department Advisor and decided on a degree plan it will soon be time to begin thinking about "What is next?" The semester before your senior year you will meet with a Department of Environmental Studies Faculty Member to discuss plans for post-graduation. At this meeting the faculty member will also help ensure you are right path to graduate on time. Our Department Advisor will discuss this with you at your initial advising appointment.