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Environmental Majors


The Concentration in Ecology and Environmental Biology is designed for students with interests in Ecology, Field Biology, Natural Resources, Environmental Biology, Conservation Biology,  Evolution, Animal Behavior, and Organismal Biology. 


The Concentration in Environmental & Natural Resource Economics is for students with specific interests in forests, fisheries and wildlife or those with a more general interest in both environmental and natural resource issues.


The Sustainable Engineering Design Focus incorporates the technical, economic, environmental and social requirements of the engineering design process.

Geographic Science                                                              

The concentration in Environment, Conservation, Sustainability and Development allows students to explore human and environmental change in depth, with a focus on real-world problems, at the global and local scale. We offer courses and experiences in the areas of natural resource conservation, the management of human-environment interactions, biogeography, climate change, urban sustainability, and agricultural systems, among other things. As well as offering international and local field experiences, the major also gives you the opportunity to explore these things with the latest digital mapping and earth observation technologies.


The concentration in Environmental and Engineering Geology presents specialized study focusing on earth materials, internal and external earth processes, analysis of earth history and application of geology to environmental and engineering issues.                         

Integrated Science and Technology                           

In the Environment concentration, students learn to apply natural and social sciences to address and manage practical, real-world environmental problems faced by modern society. Through coursework, students learn about the natural, human, and technological dimensions of environmental systems and sustainability.  Research projects, field studies, and scientific experimentation are integrated into the curriculum to provide hands-on experience with current technologies and relevant environmental policies and regulations. Graduates with this concentration are well-prepared to enter the workforce or to pursue advanced degrees.