Graduates secure careers as environmental engineers, policy analysts, hazardous substance specialists, sustainability and conservation officers and nature writers.
Environmental studies takes students out of the classroom and into the community.
Internship opportunities include:
- Agriculture and wildlife management
- Clean water and ocean studies
- Environmental engineering
- Architecture and design
- Nonprofit environmental advocacy and international development
- Public works and government sustainability, planning and education
Environmental studies students study away in:
- Central America or the Galapagos Islands — focusing on field ecology
- Alaska — focusing on nature writing with AU faculty
- Iceland — focusing on environmental photography with AU faculty
- Spain and Morocco — focusing on religion, culture and environment with AU faculty
Courses & Organizations
Students study society, history, and culture, as well as law, ethics, justice and policy. They also learn about ecology and the mapping of data.
As an environmental studies major, students participate in elective courses offered all over campus and the country. Some of the most popular courses include:
- Nature Writing in backcountry Alaska
- Environmental Policy in Washington, D.C.
- Environmental Photography
- Religion and Environment
Students choose any department of study, with the most popular choices being philosophy, chemistry, religion and interdisciplinary tracks.
Environmental studies students often participate in:
- Augie Green
- Campus Garden
- Biology Club
- Sustainability Committee
- Bike Club
- Government Club
- Sustainability Club