The Environmental Science and Studies major is a two-track (science and studies) interdisciplinary program rooted in the natural and social sciences and designed to provide students with an understanding and application of the integration of multiple disciplines in solving complex problems arising at the interface of human existence with the rest of the natural world.
Environmental Science and Studies Majors are prepared to enter careers in fields such as conservation of natural resources, environmental science, environmental law, renewable energies, urban planning and environmental policy.
Students engage in interactive seminars, either conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member or participate in an appropriate internship and are encouraged to take advantage of field biology May Term courses. A minor in environmental studies is also available.
Student Research Project Samples:
- Investigation of Histological Effects of 17-α Ethinyl estradiol in Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas)
- Utilization of Golf Courses and Other Urban Green Spaces as Amphibian Refugia
- Response of Bailey’s Eastern Woodrat (Neotoma floridana baileyi) to a Controlled Fire Management Regime
- Status of threatened arvicoline rodents in Northeast Iowa: Correlations between habitat quality and availability
- Analysis of Intra-Population Genetic Variation in an Isolated Population of the Eastern Massasauga
Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus)
Coordinator: David A. McCullough