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Environmental Studies - BA

Environmental Studies - BA

As humans interact with the natural environment, well-trained professionals are needed to help understand and solve environmental problems.

WHY STUDY ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES?

Our campus is the perfect place to study the natural environment because it is surrounded by nature: the Allegheny River, Allegheny National Forest, Allegany State Park and the Tunungwant Creek (affectionately called The Tuna), which runs along the southern end of campus.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You’ll examine many local and regional issues, including water quality, forestry, conservation, game management, local agriculture, energy exploration, and alternative and emerging energies. You’ll also study global environmental concerns such as natural resource management, ocean health and food scarcity.

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WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES?

When you graduate, you'll be prepared for many types of jobs related to the environment. You can study it. Clean it. Manage it. Write stories about it. Even create laws to protect it. Or, you can take what you've learned and go to graduate school.

Job titles:

  • Biological sciences technician
  • Environmental scientist
  • Operations assistant
  • Field technician
  • Quality assistant
  • Law enforcement ranger
  • Field researcher
  • GIS specialist

Employers:

  • Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Spectra Energy
  • Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Wellington Energy
  • U.S. Navy
  • Recycling plants
  • Mining industry
  • Consulting firm
I like the natural beauty of campus and the many outdoor opportunities. Stephanie Wohlers, a double major in environmental studies and biology from Batavia, NY