About the program
The Environmental Studies 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 Environmental Studies 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 Studies?
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 Studies Program Coordinator:
Dr. Delia R. Heck
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Faculty & Staff: Click here to submit your profile.