Environmental Studies (Arizona State University)
The earth and environmental studies major at Arizona State University seeks to develop a greater awareness of the evolution of our planet and how to develop sustainable human societies. Students can expect to spend a lot of time studying the physical sciences and geosciences that focus on the surface environment. This degree program takes 120 credit hours and four years to complete.
Freshmen and sophomores will take courses in math, chemistry, global awareness, and statistics. The upper level topics include solving environmental problems, the impact of land use, water and material resources, and the dynamic earth. Internships and independent research projects are encouraged.
This degree program is liberal-arts heavy with an emphasis on basic scientific literacy. It is not intended to be a preparatory degree for graduate work in the natural sciences. It does, however, prepare graduates for careers in education, public planning, sustainability, natural resource management, and environmental reporting.
ASU's academic programs are spread across campuses in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area; however, unlike most multi-campus institutions, the campuses of ASU are all individually different- each has its own distinct function to fulfill in line with the university's mission.Read more About this school