The solutions to the current environmental problems are complex and require teamwork and understanding between specialists and generalists in many disciplines. The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies degree program focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problem solving at the local, regional and international levels. Students can choose from among four (4) focus areas. Throughout their academic studies, students in this program interact with students in the Environmental Science program.
Upon completion of this program, the graduates have a great variety of career opportunities available in both the public and private sectors. For example, recent graduates hold positions such as teacher, national park naturalis, resource policy planner, air quality analyst, regional land use planner, public health officer and director of a public interest group.
All students who qualify for graduate school should seriously consider working toward an advanced degree, which is required for most leadership positions. information about the UM-D Master of Science in Environmental Science and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies-Environmental Studies track is available.
Program Advisor: Dr. Orin Gelderloos