Environmental Studies


Studying the impact that humans have on the environment, and the impact that the environment has on humans requires a wealth of knowledge in many fields. In the Environmental Studies major you will be able to tailor your degree to fit your own area of interests. You will take classes in the natural sciences, the social sciences and even literature during your quest to understand your place in the environment. Our students are actively engaged in environmental leadership.  Whether it is  planning Earth Day Celebrations, participating in stream clean-up projects, or working on habitat restoration projects Ozarks Environmental Studies students make a difference.

Our students choose from a wide range of career paths and can be found working for a variety of organizations including the National Parks System, the U.S. Forest Service, a variety of non-profits, and even studying to become environmental lawyers. While at Ozarks, they have pursued internships and studies abroad from traveling to the Maasai Mara to internships in outdoor adventure and hospitality in Ireland. They have participated in research projects from studying sea turtles to studying the Buffalo and White Rivers.

Never doubt that a small highly committed group of individuals can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

WHAT OUR STUDENTS DO

President Dunsworth named to APCU board

University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).

University awards 87 degrees to Class of 2017

University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.

Rotaract mission trip embodies University values

One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.

In the end, we conserve only what we love.  We will love only what we understand.

– Baba Dioum