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Environmental Studies

College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Department of Geography, Environmental Science and Environmental Studies Program

 

Discover our world!

 

More than ever, graduates are needed to fill positions that connect science and society, and balance the needs of humans and earth’s inhabitants with the conservation of precious resources.  The U.S. Department of Labor projects that the employment environmental scientists and specialists will grow 15% from 2012-2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Companies, governments and nonprofit organizations are challenged with developing strategies, policies and approaches to solve environmental issues and reduce environmental impact, and need a well-educated workforce with training in both science and policy.

Areas of study

  • Political Science
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Sustainability

 

Career Options

  • Environmental Lobbyist
  • Nonprofit Advocacy Leader
  • Environmental Educator
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Environmental Manager
  • Policy Analyst
  • Urban Planner

 

Graduate Programs

  • Environmental Law
  • Urban Affairs and Public Policy
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Water Science and Policy

What’s special about this program?

 

At UD, the environmental studies program involves several different departments and colleges, taking full advantage of the broad expertise of faculty members. Housed in the College of Earth, Ocean, and the Environment, environmental studies students have the benefit of being integrated with professors and fellow students who have a passion for the earth.

Environmental studies majors must select a concentration in the area preferably at the end of the spring semester sophomore year. Concentrations are offered in environmental advocacy; environmental planning and design; and environment and society. All students must complete a field experience; this allows students to conduct independent research, complete an internship or study abroad in order to gain real-world experience.

Get involved

 

CEOE’s Living Learning Community

Semester-in-Residence by the coast in Lewes, Del.

EnvironMentors

DENIN Ambassadors

Study abroad programs

Extracurricular environmental field trips

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Faculty-sponsored research

Coast Day

Earth Week

Students for the Environment

Sample curriculum

APEC200

 

Sustainable Development
ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

ENSC101

 

Introduction to the Environment

GEOG236

 

Conservation Global Issues
 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Foreign Language  Course

 

  Math Requirement Course
BISC104

Principles of Biology with Laboratory

 

CHEM100

Chemistry and the Human Environment

 

GEOG235

Conservation of Natural Resources

 

GEOL372

Introduction to GIS

 

MAST200

The Oceans

 

STAT200

Basic Statistical Practice

 

 

Foreign Language Course

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

Multicultural Course Requirement

 

  Elective Course
APEC150

Economics of Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

ECON343

Environmental Economics

 

ENVR300

Earth Systems: Science and Policy

 

GEOL105/115

Geological Hazards and Laboratory

 

POSC350

Politics and the Environment

 

 

Environmental Studies Concentration Course

 

 

Discovery Learning Experience

 

 

University Breadth Requirement

 

  Elective Course or Directed Research
ENSC450

Proseminar: The Environment

 

PHIL448

Environmental Ethics

 

 

Environmental Studies Concentration Courses

 

 

University Breadth Requirements

 

 

Elective Course or Directed Research