Environmental Studies (BS)
The BS in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that balances an education in the geosciences (meterology, geology, oceanography and physical geography) with environmental policy and the social sciences (economics, human geography, politics, urban planning and sociology).
The Environmental Studies degree program has an extensive suite of policy courses to choose from which will enable students to understand the public policy debates surrounding environmental issues. It integrates courses from the College of Geosciences' four departments – Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Geology and Geophysics, and Oceanography – to give students the foundation in Earth sciences needed to effectively participate in and impact those debates. The program is administered by a committee drawn from the four departments.
The Environmental Studies degree program is designed for students who want to acquire a fundamental knowledge of the interactions between society and the natural environment from a geosciences perspective.