Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Acquire the skills and techniques that will enable you to analyze, create and implement sustainable environmental policies in a holistic manner allowing for creative problem solving at the community, state and federal levels.

This major is designed to provide the background necessary for an environmental policy professional today. It combines an overview of the tenets required in creating sustainable environmental policy with geographical techniques, with an emphasis on environmental advocacy.

Graduates will be prepared to successfully obtain positions with consulting firms, government agencies, private corporations, and non-profit organizations. They will be prepared to work as policy analysts, land protection specialists, town wetland administrators, and environmental educators among other professions. They will also be prepared to pursue graduate studies in Environmental Studies, Resource Management, Environmental Planning, Environmental and Land-Use Law, and Environmental Education.

Graduates who choose not to pursue careers in Environmental Studies and Sustainability will be well prepared for any career that requires a strong policy background emphasizing critical thinking, integration of complex information, spatial interpretation skills, effective communication and problem resolution skills.

The General Education Domain III-C (Global Competency, Ethical Reasoning and/or Human Diversity) is satisfied through the completion of the Environmental Studies and Sustainability major. See the full major curriculum.

Spotlight on Environmental Studies