The environmental science program supports environmentally focused coursework and service that will educate you in academic disciplines related to the environment; use the themes of sustainability and shalom to provide a center for analysis, reflection and action; and manifest the principles of the kingdom of God by preparing you for a life of environmental service within the global human and ecological community. Environmental studies is appropriate if you seek a balance of social and natural science perspectives on the environment, or seek greater flexibility to incorporate a minor, a second major, a study abroad program or additional elective coursework.
- Small class sizes
- Emphasis on research
- Faculty who are experts in their field and who care about their students
Common career paths for environmental scientists include teaching, research and governmental work. Our graduates are also well-prepared for graduate study, including teacher credential programs and master’s research. Because of its highly interdisciplinary structure, the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies can benefit almost any career field. Specific opportunities can be found in public affairs, environmental consulting, conservation and preservation and graduate study in any of the related sciences.
Michael Kunz, Ph.D.
Required Courses (19-21 Units)
|ENV-150||Introduction to Environmental Studies||4|
|MATH-311||Statistics for the Natural Sciences||3|
|PS-373||Nature, Law and Policy||3|
|THEO-425||Theological Ethics and the Environment||3|
|ENV-482||Environmental Studies Practicum||1-3|
|BIOL-485||Senior Seminar in Biology||1|
Courses from the B.S. in environmental science, electives or other courses approved by the program director to complete 38 units in the major.
|CHEM-310||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM-312L||Organic Chemistry I Lab||2|
|CHEM-311||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM-313L||Organic Chemistry II Lab||1|
|KIN-357||Analysis of Outdoor Activities||1|
|PHIL-430||Wilderness Literature & Philosophy||3|
|PS-425||Global Economics & Sustainable Development||3|
|PS-486||Energy, Economics & Ethics||3|
|THEO-486||Poverty, Injustice & Development||3|
Approved off-campus programs or field studies such as AuSable Institute