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The Environmental Studies degree program has an extensive suite of policy courses to choose from which will enable you to understand the public policy debates surrounding environmental issues. It integrates courses from the college’s four departments – Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Geology and Geophysics, and Oceanography – to give you the foundation in Earth sciences needed to effectively participate in and impact those debates.
The program is administered by a committee drawn from the four departments. Classes are taught primarily by college faculty who are renowned educators and researchers and are geared toward contemporary environmental issues.
- Gives you a foundation in and advanced understanding of management and policy aspects of environmental issues with upper-level courses drawn from the College of Geosciences and other departments in the University
- Builds on the commonalities between the various disciplines in the college to provide an interdisciplinary education in the geosciences
- Provides training in modern techniques used by environmental professionals including Geographic Information Science (GIS), remote sensing and various types of environmental sampling and surveying, and
- Is relevant to the needs of employers by creating a highly skilled labor force able to work on environmental concerns at local, regional, state and national levels
The Environmental Studies degree program is designed for students who want to acquire a fundamental knowledge of the interactions between society and the natural environment from a geosciences perspective.