Students completing the major with success will be well-equipped for entry level work in the non-profit, commercial and government sectors in the non-technical aspects of environmental work (education, outreach, advocacy, organizing, etc). Such students will also be prepared to undertake a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies, policy or planning - the industry standard for environmental policy work in all three sectors of the economy (government, non-profits, and commerce).
Those completing this major along with preparation for an elementary or early-childhood teaching career will find themselves well-equipped to better prepare future generations for scientific literacy and a sustainable future. In addition, science backgrounds such as the one this major provides are valued by school districts yet remain rare among applicants for such teaching positions.
Thirteen courses are required: five in natural sciences, five in the humanities/social sciences, two integrative seminars (an environmental LC seminar & a senior seminar), plus one senior capstone experiential course (internship, directed study, independent research, or senior thesis).