The Environmental Studies major (ENVR) at the University of Delaware is a degree that spans a variety of disciplines that relate to the natural environment. The subject is sufficiently broad that the major spams several colleges, unified under program director. ENVR assists students in gaining a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the environment and environmental systems, the impact of humans on the environment and environmental impacts on humans, the importance of environmental understanding when making economic, political and other policy choices.
Students are required to take a body of core courses in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences with a focus in understanding the environmental field. Students may take upper-level elective courses that are focused in their areas of special interest. Students can choose from one of 4 concentrations: International Environmental Politics & Policy; Environmental Law, Policy & Politics; Environmental Economics & Resource Policy; and Environment, Society & Sustainability. Graduating students may pursue employment in environmental planning, consulting companies, and county, state and federal environmental agencies. Additionally, many students continue their studies in graduate programs in natural science programs or in policy or legal programs.
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