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Environmental Studies

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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Program Contact

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Dr. Eric Kjellmark

Professor of Biology

Duke University School of the Environment 3-2 Program

Florida Southern College has a Cooperative College 3-2 Program with Duke University in which students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Environmental Studies can obtain a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in a total of five years.

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Course Information

A full description of the curriculum and course titles can be found in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Internship Opportunities

Clubs and Organizations

The Biology Department sponsors chapters of Beta Beta Beta, a national society for students in the biological sciences, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), the national Health Preprofessional Honor Society, and Rho Rho Rho Marine and Atmospheric Honor Society.

Graduate Opportunities

Our Environmental Studies majors attend a wide variety of graduate and professional schools.

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