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Environmental Studies (B.A.)

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The environmental studies major is designed to prepare students for the rapidly expanding and dynamic possibilities for jobs related to the critical environmental issues facing our planet. Through integrated interdisciplinary learning experiences based in the classroom, in the laboratory, in the field, and off-campus, students will meet science goals shared by those in the natural sciences and will develop skills and experience in:

  • The ability to gather, analyze, and synthesize information.
  • The process of science, its application to developing public
    policy, and the ethical issues of this application.
  • Effective communication and problem solving in professional
    settings and situations requiring collaborative teamwork.
  • A systems perspective on environmental issues that includes
    the historical, cultural, economic, and ecological considerations.
  • The ecosystems of Southwest Florida and the ability to
    apply this local knowledge to other regions of the globe.
  • The application of the concept of sustainability.