Environmental Studies - BS

The increasing demands that population growth and affluence put on Earth’s natural resources and environment require greater numbers of trained professionals and informed citizens. The Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies blends an interdisciplinary understanding of Earth’s surface processes and environmental problems, along with the policy and decision-making components of human interactions with the environment. The degree is designed to educate students about the scientific, human-dimension and policy aspects of environmental issues facing our state and nation as they work in regulatory agencies, industry, and non-governmental organizations to resolve problems. Students focus upper division coursework in one of five environmental themes: 1) urban environment, 2) occupational health and safety, 3) environmental regulation and compliance, 4) Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST), and 5) global environment.