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.
Students choose from a wide range of career paths and can work for a variety of organizations including the National Parks System, non-profits, and 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.
ENS 1013: Environmental Studies
The course examines the web of life and the Earth’s ecosystems. Attention is given to mankind’s use of and impact upon the Earth with emphasis on environmental problems such as air and water pollution, ozone depletion, global warming, and resource depletion.
ENS 1023: Environmental Science
This course presents the nature of science, methods of science, and nature of the environment; and then applies this knowledge to selected major environmental problems. For each subject or problem the ethical, social, and political dilemmas and alternatives are discussed.
ENG 2133: Literature and the Environment
In this class you will be reading some of the greatest environmental literature and reflecting on your place in the environment. Authors range from Henry David Thoreau to Aldo Leopold.