College of Science

Department of Applied Environmental Science

Environmental Studies BA Courses & Concentrations


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Sustainable Communities
This concentration prepares students for a diversity of government, planning, business, and industry positions which seek to promote sustainability and social justice. 

Prepares students for careers in sustainability with:

  • Urban and regional planning firms
  • Local government
  • College campuses
  • Private businesses

Recommended minors: 

  • Pre-law
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Health Policy
  • Non-profit Management
  • Social Justice and Community Leadership


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Education & Community Outreach
This concentration prepares students for careers involving environmental education and outreach with the public to support environmental literacy and social and environmental justice. 

Prepares students for careers in environmental education and outreach with

  • Museums, zoos, and aquaria
  • National, state, and local parks and recreation
  • Schools
  • Non-profits, businesses, and government agencies

Recommended minors:

  • Environmental Science
  • Humanities & Communication
  • Journalism & Media Studies
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Social Justice & Community Leadership
  • Cinematic Arts
  • Education
  • Visual & Public Arts