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

HENDERSON READY TO ASSIST IN WORLD FOOD SECURITY

As the demand for food increases and climate change and ecosystem degradation impose new challenges, … Continue Reading

WEISS’ “NATTY PARKS” FILM TO PREMIERE OCT. 3

University of the Ozarks Professor Dr. Jesse T. Weiss will premiere his documentary, “Natty Parks,” … Continue Reading

AWF RECOGNIZES UNIVERSITY’S CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERISM

The Arkansas Wildlife Federation (AWF) recognized University of the Ozarks for the conservation volunteerism of … Continue Reading

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

– Baba Dioum