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


Summer of 2016 presents world of opportunities for Adams

"For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again." Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay

Evans hones leadership, surfing skills in Irish internship

Nena Evans spent her summer not only developing her outdoor and leadership skills, but also hanging ten at one of the best surfing spots in all of Europe.

Class project leads to eco-friendly change in cafeteria

A group of students have turned a class project into an environmental-friendly policy change on campus.

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

– Baba Dioum