Are you looking for a rewarding career that impacts our quality of life? Then our Environmental Studies program may be a great fit for you. High concerns over habitat loss and declining fish and wildlife populations have created a growing interest in the long-term sustainability of natural resources. Prepare for a fulfilling career in natural resource management while studying environmental science.
Learn to monitor, measure, analyze and report the presence of various environmental pollutants. Take advantage of the program's opportunities to conduct environmental research at the Iowa Great Lakes, gaining experience in monitoring air and water pollutants. Study the ecology of northwest Iowa's many prairies, forests, marshes, natural lakes, and river systems while earning your Associate in Applied Science degree.
Whether you choose to pursue a career in fisheries and wildlife biology, forestry, park management or soil conservation, you'll enter the workforce with a strong understanding of ecological and resource management concepts. On-the-job work experience through the summer internship along with program coursework will equip you with the professional skills needed to excel in this wide field with various opportunities.
Environmental Studies Program Outcomes
- Apply Natural Resource Management principles to ensure ecosystem and public health
- Translate the connections between humans and the environment
- Articulate the history of human activities and their impact on the environment
- Demonstrate scientific methods to collect and analyze environmental data
- Effectively communicate sound environmental practices to key stakeholders
- Differentiate the role of local, state and federal environmental law and policies
- Discriminating between career options available in the environmental field
- Value the role of environmental stewardship in the sustainability cycle
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