Environmental Planning and Development
About the program
The EPD program at Ferrum College is more than just science! This interdisciplinary
program challenges students to think critically to explore solutions to current environmental
issues by including not only the Environment but also Economic and Social aspects.
Choose your emphasis
This degree allows the student to pick a focus area. This gives the student a wider
range of knowledge, which allows greater range of job opportunities. There are 5 areas
of focus to pick from:
*Business & Economics
*Sociology & Social Work
*Arts & Humanities
Experiential & hands-on learning opportunities
Projects throughout the EPD program all are done alongside college and community members.
Even more important than the papers you will write, are the contacts that are made
with local residents and officials of Franklin County and beyond!
- Ferrum Farm To Café Program
-Energy Competition funded by the DuPont Foundation
-U.S. Green Building Council Green Schools Challenge
-Appalachian Cluster Course/Trip
-City of Roanoke-Department of Planning Building and Development
What can I be with a major in Environmental Planning and Development?
Environmental Policy Analyst
Natural Resource Manager
Director of Campus Sustainability
Environmental Impact Analyst
International Development Officer
Economic Development Specialist
Non-Governmental Organization Staff Planner
Environmental Planning and Development Faculty
EPD Program Coordinator:
Dr. Delia R. Heck
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Faculty & Staff: Click here to submit your profile.