The Wilderness Studies Minor integrates an environmental focus on humanities, philosophy and ethics, with immersion experiences and hard skills related to outdoor experiences and industries. Through flexible course offerings, students can choose to focus on philosophy, theology, ethics, ecology, or environmental public policy, in combination with outdoor education and wilderness experience.
- Small class sizes
- Form bonds with classmates and professors outside the traditional four walls of the classroom.
- 3 national parks in close proximity help enhance your studies
The Minor enhances students’ career readiness for vocations relevant to National Parks and Forests, outdoor leadership, education, recreation, and church-related ministries that engage the outdoors.
Transferring to Fresno Pacific
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Required Courses (17-18 Units)
|WILD 100||Introduction to Wilderness Studies||3|
|ENV 150||Introduction to Environmental Studies||4|
|PHIL 430||Wilderness Philosophy, Theology, and Literature||3|
Select 2 of the Following (6-7 Units)
|PHIL 110||Introduction to Philosophical Ethics||3|
|PS 373||Nature, Law and Policy||3|
|THEO 425||Theological Ethics and the Environment||3|
|BIOL 312L||Ecology Lab||0|
Select 2 of the Following (2 units)
|KIN 357||Analysis of Outdoor Activities||1|
Nathan Carson, Ph.D.