Environmental Studies

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The Environmental Studies major has three tracks:

  • Environmental Health — examines human interaction with the environment in terms of risk assessment and disease
  • Environmental Policy — explores the socio-economic, policy and legal characteristics of environmental problems and solutions
  • Environmental Science — focuses on the field-based biological and/or geochemical systems

We also offer courses in geology, which is the study of the Earth — its composition, evolution, history and uniqueness among other planets in our solar system. Offerings in geology provide an introduction for the non-science major as well as supplement the curriculum for science majors seeking careers in the environmental field. Geology complements the Environmental Studies major curriculum.