The Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Concentration in Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship prepares majors to begin a professional career in the life sciences. Agriculture, wildlife management, forestry, the food industry, the drug and pharmacy industries, public health and environmental protection all provide career opportunities for biologists.
The Concentration in Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship provides students with a broad base knowledge and skills necessary to understand the interactions between people and their environment. An integrative philosophy is woven through the course of study that involves opportunity for internship in related environmental employment. Goals for students in the program include
To understand the interactions between living things and the physical environment.
To appreciate the impact of human societies on the earth.
To understand the biogeochemical cycles and how they affect global changes.
To see the linkages between human choices and environmental effects.
To appreciate the need for environmental ethics and to embrace a philosophy of sustainability to natural resources.