Environmental Studies

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Environmental Studies majors get active with abstract concepts. You’ll synthesize the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities to understand human relationships with the environment. You’ll get to tackle real problems on the ground in the local community. And by graduation, you’ll gain the cultural, political, and scientific background to confront converging environmental challenges.

The combination of deserts, canyon lands, and mountains in FLC’s Four Corners home is ideal for studying such issues as energy production, local farming, water conservation, natural resource management, national park stewardship, public policy, land use, and urban planning. Also, our proximity to four Native American nations offers you significant opportunities to study environmental issues on tribal lands.



  • 150 hours of community-based learning and directed researchCapstone experience - You’ll take a series of upper division research and experiential courses and undertake 150 hours of community-based learning and directed research. This opportunity enables you to develop expertise in a particular aspect of Environmental Studies and to gain genuine field experience.

Beyond the Degree

Once you graduate, you are qualified to apply to any related graduate program. The degree also leads to careers in such fields as:

  • Environmental justice
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental policy
  • Government
  • Grass-roots organization
  • Law
  • Natural resources stewardship
  • Public policy
  • Regional planning
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable development
  • Tribal government

For any career, this degree establishes your ability to synthesize distinct areas of expertise, and to communicate complex information through written, oral, and electronic media. You will be able to apply the tools, methods, and knowledge from the Environmental Studies program to any area focused on addressing issues and challenges relating to human interactions with the environment.

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