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Environmental Studies Overview

A minor in Environmental Studies helps students understand the interconnections within the natural world and with human society. Information about the environment, sustainability, conservation, energy, and climate change are the types of topics to be discussed. This minor is appropriate to include with a wide variety of majors since the complex and critical relationship we have with our environment is a vital and growing concern of our society and of all students regardless of their major.

Environmental Studies Career Paths

Combined with majors in liberal arts and science, a minor in environmental studies prepares you for many career fields, including:

  • Ecological studies
  • Agribusiness
  • Conservation
  • Research
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Extension education
  • Farm/ranch manager
  • Teaching