Environment

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.

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Closing the Green Skills Gap to Power a Greener Economy and Drive Sustainability

Sue Duke
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Michelle Kaufmann’s Platinum LEED Home Remodel: Start to Finish

Michelle Kaufmann
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34 Things to Know about Carbon and Climate

Seth Godin
The simple facts of climate change will surprise you. In this course, Seth Godin and a team of volunteer editors…

Sustainability Strategies

David Bennell
A changing climate compels us to change the way we do business. Incorporating sustainability into your business can help your…

Sustainability as an Innovation Opportunity

Leyla Acaroglu
Sustainability is quickly becoming a must-have in business—a technical skill set that employees, managers, and executives need to gain deeper…

Smart Cities: Solving Urban Problems Using Technology

Jonathan Reichental
View Jonathan’s LinkedIn Newsletter Cities are changing rapidly—growing in size and density, creating more waste, and using more resources. To…

Green Jobs for Sustainable Careers

Fulya Kocak Gin
Looking for a greener job? Why wait when the world is hiring? Climate change and sustainability are transforming today’s economy,…

Smarter Cities: Using Data to Drive Urban Innovation

Jonathan Reichental
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Daily Habits to Live Sustainably

Elizabeth Bagley, PhD
Going all in on personal climate solutions doesn’t have to be a sacrifice. In fact, many climate actions have a…

Learning Design for Sustainability

Scott Boylston
The world is facing a number of environmental, economic, and social challenges. Our future depends on sustainable solutions that improve…

Introduction to ESG: Environmental, Social, and Governance

Fulya Kocak Gin
In this course, instructor Fulya Kocak Gin explains what the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) umbrella encompasses, why there is…

Green Building Concepts Foundations

Fulya Kocak Gin
Green buildings offer a host of environmental and economic benefits while supporting the health and well-being of their occupants. In…

Including Sustainability in Your Cloud Strategy

Fawad Qureshi
Learn about the fundamental design principles you need to understand, to make sustainability the cornerstone of your cloud solution architecture.…

Introduction to LEED Certification

Fulya Kocak Gin
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system evaluates buildings for their environmental performance and encourages the use…

Sustainable and ESG Supply Chains

Eddie Davila
We’ve all experienced how supply chains can break down, but what can you do to keep your organization’s supply chains…

Introduction to LEED Credentialing

Fulya Kocak Gin
Earning a LEED credential signifies your deep understanding of sustainable design and construction. If you’re interested in earning a LEED…

Cert Prep: LEED Green Associate

Fulya Kocak Gin
Are you passionate—and knowledgeable—about the latest green building principles and practices? If so, earning the LEED Green Associate credential can…

Green Building Studio: Energy Analysis

Eric Wing
Autodesk Green Building Studio (GBS) helps you optimize the energy efficiency and carbon footprint of your building designs. It can…

Revit Insight: Energy Analysis

Jim Cowan
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