Humanity & Nature Studies (BA)

Northland College

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Tags: nature
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


This major mixes the liberal arts with the environmental crunchiness that so many students want. With humanity and nature studies, students can craft a major from a menu of courses—from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to create a major that matches your interests.

These studies combine the cultural with the natural to shape well-rounded individuals ready to engage in issues like global climate change. Students will develop a sophisticated understanding of how humans continue to conceive, construct, and fulfill their relationships to the natural world.

Upon completion, students will be prepared for graduate or professional studies in fields such as environmental law and environmental humanities, the Peace Corps, or for a variety of environmentally focused careers in business, education (“green teaching” before and afterschool programs), government, industry, advertising, public policy, community planning, nature therapy, or the non-profit sector.

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