Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

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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

*Environmental Studies

*Political Science

*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 Educator

Environmental Impact Analyst

Community OrganizerProfessor Heck

International Development Officer

Urban Planner

Environmental Lobbyist

Biodiversity Manager

Economic Development Specialist

Environmental Writer

Non-Governmental Organization Staff Planner

Environmental Studies

Professor Heck

Environmental Studies Program Coordinator:

Dr. Delia R. Heck
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
(540) 365-6945
Garber 213

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