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Environmental Studies

“In nature, nothing exists alone.”

— Rachel Carson (1962)

Providing effective responses to contemporary environmental challenges is a complex undertaking because they occur at the intersection of physical, biological and cultural systems. Impactful solutions require an interdisciplinary understanding of phenomena operating across these systems.

Through coursework and other activities, the environmental studies program will allow you to understand and access the complexity of environmental challenges from multiple perspectives and to design and implement solutions to these challenges. Environmental studies majors graduate with an expertise that is becoming more crucial to civic engagement.

An interdisciplinary degree in environmental studies will prepare you for a host of rewarding careers in the public and private sectors. You'll also gain a solid foundation that will serve you well in graduate school. Your future career could include jobs such as:

  • Conservation scientist
  • Environmental attorney
  • Ecologist
  • Educator
  • Environmental engineer
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy specialist
  • Restoration planner
  • Forest ranger
  • Landscape architect
  • Museum curator or naturalist
  • Natural resource specialist
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Zoologist

You can major or minor in environmental studies.

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