This program gives students a spatial understanding of our natural landscape, and the skills to effectively manage human activities that impact the natural environment. It therefore focuses on three areas:
In each of these areas, students gain conceptual knowledge, as well as practical skills in primary data collection in the field, and data analysis (statistical and GIS). The program prepares students for graduate studies and careers in basic research, land management, conservation, environmental protection and education.
This emphasis is ideal for students who: enjoy the outdoors, love to sit and contemplate a spectacular view, are concerned about environmental issues, and want a mix of field work and computer work.