This program in the School of Letters and Sciences is part of an interdisciplinary program with the Dahl School of Business that has a common core that integrates social, environmental, and economic considerations toward the wise use of resources for current and future generations. The goal of this new major is to bring together courses in diverse disciplines which have an environmental focus, including science, public policy, and leadership. Students can chose between:
- B.S. degree that has science requirements related to ecology and conservation
- B.A. degree that builds on the humanities including language, ethics, and literature
A significant internship or research experience in sustainability is required of all students in the sustainability programs. This practical experience in sustainability can be tailored to the student’s career interests, providing hand-on experience and connections in the community. In addition, the environmental sustainability major has room for electives to allow the student to pursue a minor or tailor their course work based on their career interests.
Careers options for students in this program include:
- Not-for profit conservation agencies
- Government agencies
- Conservation organizations
- Environmental education facilities
In addition, graduates will be prepared to seek additional graduate training to pursue careers in very diverse areas from public policy and land management to environmental law.
For more information contact:
Michael Smuksta, Ph.D., Chair, Department of History and Interdisciplinary Programs firstname.lastname@example.org; 608-796-3497
Glena G. Temple, Ph.D., Dean, School of Letters and Sciences email@example.com; 608-796-3393
Elisabeth Montemurro, admissions counselor firstname.lastname@example.org