The major in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program which uses various theoretical and applied approaches to explore the complex, dynamic interaction of human beings and nature, considering environmental, political and economic constraints and possibilities. The major requires a total of 120 credit hours. Students may choose one of the two concentrations:
- Environmental perspectives
- Environmental outdoor pursuits.
Environmental Studies 1000
An Introduction to Environmental Studies (available only at Grenfell Campus) is an introduction to a variety of major issues in environmental studies through an examination of a range of case studies including both local problems, such as the impact of outdoor recreation activities on the environment and global threats, such as stratospheric ozone depletion.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Possible career opportunities for students pursuing environmental studies include but are not limited to:
- Environmental education
- Environmental impact assessment
- Outdoor recreation
- Environmental policy and planning communications.