Three Program Options
Environmental science emphasis
- Core environmental studies to lay the scientific groundwork for further study
- Wildlife Ecology and Stewardship, Avian Biology and Conservation, Meteorology
- Economics of Natural Resources and social science courses to understand the context of environmental issues
Natural resources emphasis
- Core environmental studies, biology, and chemistry
- Specialized agriculture, biology, environmental studies, and chemistry
- An internship
Policy and management emphasis
- Core environmental studies to lay the foundation for further study
- Environment-related communication, organizational management, or law
- Contemporary Political Ideologies, Economic Development in Low Income Countries, and Advanced Public Address
As an environmental studies major, you are encouraged to spend a semester studying off-campus. Many students attend the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies during the summer, where they join students and instructors from other Christian colleges in hands-on study of forests, streams, marine organisms, and other parts of God’s world. Au Sable offers course and field work in Michigan, Washington state, and South India.
Other off-campus program options available to you are:
- Latin American Studies Program in Costa Rica
- Chicago Semester Program
- American Studies Program in Washington, D.C.
- Creation Care Studies Program in Belize and New Zealand
Internships are an excellent way for you to broaden your experience and background. The environmental studies department and the career services office maintain files on summer internship opportunities.