Humans live at the intersection of the natural and the built environments, and that’s why environmental studies is a necessary and fast-growing field. Your passion for the environment can turn into working on solutions for the environmental challenges of the 21st century.
As an Augustana Environmental Studies major, you’ll take biology, chemistry, geography, geology and environmental literature or policy, plus electives in computer science, math, physics, psychology and environmental ethics. The liberal arts is a rich environment for your multifaceted field, and your faculty mentors will help you focus your energies towards future goals.
Hands-on experience is essential in environmental studies and problem-solving, as is sharing what you find with others.
You’ll complete at least one internship and/or field experience with an agency or company involved directly with environmental management. As a capstone, you’ll design, develop and present a solution to a real-world sustainability challenge facing an urban or rural community in the region.
All of your Augustana experiences will give you the tools and skills to use professionally and/or in graduate school.
Augustana also offers related coordinated-degree programs in environmental management and forestry and landscape architecture.