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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.

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.

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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Make an Environmental Impact

In BIO 3301 Field Ecology, you will learn the methods used to collect, analyze and interpret ecological and environmental data. You will be out in the field, using essential equipment and technology in a wide variety of environments, to provide you with valuable skills for your career. And you will be studying real-world problems that impact our environment today.

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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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Featured Environmental Studies Faculty

Dr. Eric Kjellmark
- Professor of Biology

I make every effort to provide my students with the best quality education possible through the use of engaged learning, hands-on activities, and group projects. I strive to help students understand how the information presented in my courses relates to the larger body of knowledge they are accumulating during their college career.

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Clubs and More

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.

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BA
  • BS
  • Minor


All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:


Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
Due to similarities in the programs, students majoring in environmental studies are not al- lowed to double major in biology or integrative biology, nor are they allowed to minor in biolo- gy.

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