The environmental studies program at Dordt College goes beyond the programs you'll find at public universities. Here you'll be challenged to follow God's call to be stewards of his world in both your lifestyle and profession.
This interdisciplinary major has a biblical, Christian perspective at its core.
If you like hands-on learning, our environmental studies major is for you.
- Past students designed a restoration plan for a 20-acre tall grass prairie on Dordt's campus, and current students are learning from and helping manage it.
- Classroom learning is supplemented by numerous field trips discussions, guest lectures by experts in the field, and conference attendance.
- The Wilderness Club, a student-led organization, provides opportunities for students to enjoy the creation, and concretely helps students live as Christian environmental stewards.
- Field trips are an integral part of Dordt's environmental studies courses. You will make visits to national wildlife refuges, wind farms, fossil beds, and many other sites.
- To complete your major you'll either take a directed research course applying your knowledge and skills in a concrete project, participate in an internship, or enroll in an off-campus program.
- In the capstone course, Restoration Ecology, you'll put the principles and knowledge you've learned into practice by selecting a project that helps addresses a specific environmental challenge or opportunity, and then carry out as many aspects of the project as possible in one semester.