Environmental Studies Degree Program
|Department of University Studies
University College in collaboration with the College of Humanities & Social Sciences and the College of Science & Mathematics is pleased to announce the availability of an Environmental Studies Program with tracks in Environmental Policy & Environmental Science.
The Environmental Studies program is housed in the Department of University Studies in University College as a concentration within the Integrative Studies (INTS) major. This program is offered in collaboration with the College of Humanities & Social Sciences and the College of Science & Mathematics.
Environmental Studies is a unique track in the Integrative Studies Degree Program that includes coursework in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Students can choose an emphasis in either science or policy as they prepare for careers working on ecological and natural resource issues.
The Policy-Emphasis track:
Integrates study in the social and natural sciences to educate students in environmental policy and policymaking at all levels of government or industry. Students will gain skills in the analysis, design, and monitoring of policy, as well as experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and laboratory work. Through integrative coursework in public policy, geography, economics, biology, and chemistry, students achieve a firm grounding in both policy studies and natural science to equip them to engage environmental issues both technically and politically.
The Science-Emphasis track:
Integrates study in statistics, biology, and chemistry with the knowledge and skills necessary to collect, analyze, and evaluate data important in understanding the environment and the effects of humans on that environment. Students will also receive a background in the social sciences to provide a familiarity with environmental policy and policymaking at all levels of government and industry, so that they can successfully integrate their scientific knowledge with policy making and regulations.
Ree Howard, Ph.D, Advisor, Integrative Studies Degree Program