Many of the natural sciences are better understood by incorporating a geographic perspective, such as geology, biology, and climate. Human activity is influenced by this natural landscape and, in turn, impacts that landscape. The Environmental Studies emphasis in Geography gives you a spatial understanding of our natural world and the skills to manage human activities that impact the natural environment effectively. This emphasis combines scientific principles with practical skills in collecting data in the field and analyzing it in the lab.
Graduates of this program work in various places, especially in education and academia, government land management agencies, conservation non-profit organizations, and planning consulting firms. Many of our alumni have pursued graduate degrees, especially in geography, life sciences, and environmental law.
Median Salary: $66,250/YR
Expected Learning Outcomes
Upon finishing the Environmental Studies Program Requirements, you will be able to:
|The courses in this emphasis will teach you how to think spatially about the natural world and how humans interact with it. Specifically, the program includes courses in four main areas: