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Our environmental studies program is very hands on. Nearly all of our students participate in field research and internships. As a student, you will have the opportunity to examine many local and regional issues, including water quality, forestry, conservation, game management, local agriculture, energy exploration, and alternative and emerging energies. You'll do that on a campus that is surrounded by opportunity: the Allegheny River, the Allegheny National Forest, Allegany State Park and even the Tunungwant Creek (affectionately called The Tuna), which runs along the southern end of campus.
Our program is also an interdisciplinary program, and you will study global environmental concerns as well: natural resource management, soil erosion, deforestation, ocean health, global warming and food scarcity. Then, when you graduate, you'll be prepared for many types of jobs related to the environment. You can study it. Clean it. Manage it. Write stories about it. Even create laws to protect it. Or, you can take what you've learned and go to graduate school.
What can you do with a degree in Environmental Studies. Suggested 4-year plan of study.
Course Requirements in Major
Three Lab sections: Students must complete three lab sections in biology and/or chemistry approved by their advisor.
Environmental Studies Elective Requirements:
In addition to the core requirements, you need to take five additional classes, two of which must be upper-level, from an approved list of environmental studies electives. You should consult with your advisor to find out which classes would best serve your professional interests and career goals.
Total Minimum Credits for Major: 57