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Environmental Studies

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Study the consequences of human actions on the natural landscape.

Our major will give you the extensive and broad preparation necessary to enter a career with governmental agencies, environmental organizations, the forestry service, or other environmental professions.

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Conference Opportunities

Each year our majors attend and often present original research at the Association of Southeastern Biologists conference.

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Outdoor Learning

Most of your environmental studies courses will have a strong outdoor component—you’ll experience environmental science by getting into the field to observe natural areas and collect data.

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Collaborative Research

You’ll study and collaborate with faculty whose research interests include fire ecology, ecotoxicology, herpetology, science and religion, rose genetics, parasites, and paleoecology.

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