|Submission Date||Feb. 24, 2015|
This degree is a good fit for students interested in acquiring a broad understanding of environmental problems and their underlying causes, so that they can work in the fields of advocacy, outreach, policy, and regulation. This degree is offered jointly by Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts and Sciences and Environmental Studies. The degree will be in Interdisciplinary Studies.
For this degree students take an approximately equal number of classes in the natural and applied sciences and in the social and behavioral sciences. In addition, they take an undergraduate seminar focusing on analysis and solution of environmental problems, complete an internship, and do a capstone project analyzing and proposing a solution to a specific problem of their choosing.
Addressing environmental problems such as waste management, land use issues, and water and air quality often requires an interdisciplinary science education as well as an understanding of the social and economic context of the problem. The environmental science emphasis is designed to prepare students for careers as environmental professionals.
Within the environmental science emphasis, students can choose one of three tracks:
Students in all tracks take a mixture of natural and applied science courses such as ecology, soil science, forestry, atmospheric science, and fisheries and wildlife.
Sustainable agriculture meets the needs of both farmers and consumers by creating agricultural systems that produce food for a growing population in a way that protects the environment and supports healthy, dynamic communities.
BA in Geography with Emphasis in Physical/ Environmental
The minor in sustainable agriculture is for students interested in exploring agriculture and food systems that promote profit-ability, steward our natural resources, and provide enhanced quality of life for farmers, citizens and communities. A student must complete 15 credits of coursework that introduces concepts of sustainable agriculture, provides practical information on natural resources and food production, and investigates the impact of different philosophical and scientific frameworks on food and agriculture.
Many environmental careers require the kind of discipline-specific education available in traditional majors, but with an added base of knowledge about environmental issues and the skills to address them. The Certificate in Environment Studies provides that base.
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.