Explore majors related to the environment & outdoors

Adventure Education

Adventure Education

Learn to lead outside the lines.

As an Adventure Education major, you’ll not only develop your wilderness skills, such as rock climbing, kayaking, mountaineering, and canyoneering, but you’ll learn how to teach others these skills. What’s more, you’ll learn about managing group dynamics, leadership, risk management, and more.

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Life at the molecular level.

Somewhere between biology and chemistry lies Biochemistry. In pursuing this major, you’ll dive right into the building blocks of life to learn about the interconnectedness of life at the tiniest level.

Biochemistry Secondary Education Major

Biochemistry Secondary Education Major

Teach your passion.

Pursue your love of biochemistry while also earning the credentials to gain your high school teaching license. This major combines your love of biochemistry with your love of teaching to prepare you to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Biology

Biology

Captivated by microbiota.

As a Biology major at FLC, you’ll have the opportunity to explore two different tracks for additional specialization. With a concentration in Environmental & Organismal Biology, you’ll look at whole organisms and their place in the world. With a Cellular & Molecular concentration, you'll investigate questions related to disease and genetics.

Biology Secondary Education Major

Biology Secondary Education Major

Teach your passion.

Pursue your love of biology while also earning the credentials to gain your high school teaching license. This major combines your love of biochemistry with your love of teaching to prepare you to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Chemistry

Chemistry

Charged by curiosity.

All matter on Earth is made up of chemicals. As a Chemistry major, you’ll study the relationships between molecules that give our world (and other worlds) substance. From human health to climate and the environment, you can make a significant contribution to our world through chemistry.

Chemistry Secondary Education Major

Chemistry Secondary Education Major

Teach your passion.

Pursue your love of chemistry while also earning the credentials to gain your high school teaching license. This major combines your love of biochemistry with your love of teaching to prepare you to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Environmental Conservation & Management

Environmental Conservation & Management

Rooted in perspective.

Learn about climate change, food systems, traditional ecological knowledge, natural resource management, environmental justice, water conservation, public policy, and more. You'll develop a practical array of skills while combining the social, political, scientific, cultural, and personal study of our environment.

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Solutions for change.

As an Environmental Science major, you’ll study the ecological systems of our planet through a blend of geology, biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics coursework. You’ll study the ways that human actions and natural processes impact the planet and our well-being.

Geology

Geology

Where campus is basecamp.

Learn about Earth’s subterranean processes and how they bear the materials we use to build our lives. You’ll explore the ways we impact our planet when we tap these resources, as well as the ways that Earth’s processes impact political, social, and economic decisions.

Minors & certificates

Many students complement their major with a minor or certificate that adds depth or specificity to their primary academic focus. Most majors are also offered as minors, but additionally, the following stand-alone minors and certificates may support your studies in storytelling.

What you’ll learn

  • Field-specific methods for studying and analyzing our environment’s health
  • Culture, policy, and beliefs about humanity and our place in the world
  • Sustainability in agriculture, human systems, and land conservation
  • Research, communication, and presentation skills

How you’ll learn it

  • Classroom courses
  • Internships
  • Field and lab work with industry standard equipment
  • Campus and community organization work
  • Conducting and presenting original research

Related Paths

Maybe protecting our planet is close, but not quite right for you. Check out these other directions you can go.

Design our future

Science, math, & engineering for change

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Individuals & communities

Inspire future generations

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