Environmental Science2019-09-02T16:12:39+00:00

Environmental Science

About the Program

As one of the oldest in the nation, the undergraduate Environmental Science program offers a modern introduction to the environmental sciences. The challenging background enables students to deal with important environmental issues of the 21st century. Rather than a traditional biological approach to the environment, the program emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field by drawing from biology, chemistry, statistics, earth sciences, economics, law, and the humanities. Environmental problems are approached from a holistic perspective. Ferrum’s Environmental Science program offers students great flexibility in developing their own interests.

Todd Fredericksen
Associate Professor of Forestry and Wildlife
B.A. Virginia Military Institute
M.S., North Carolina State University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dana Ghioca-Robrecht
Visiting Instructor of Biology
B.S., and M.S., University of Bucharest
Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Delia Heck
Professor of Environmental Science
B.S., University of Arizona
M.A., and Ph.D., University of Washington

Find Out More

Contact the Program Coordinator of Environmental Science: envsci@ferrum.edu.

Environmental Science curriculum may include:

  • Fundamentals of Ecology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Fisheries & Wildlife Management
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Plant Sciences
  • Conservation Biology
  • Environmental Planning & Assessment
  • Vertebrate Zoology

For full listing of current classes, view the college catalog here.

  • Agriculture Club
  • Environmental Action Coalition
  • Wildlife Club
  • Ferrum Nature Society
  • Ferrum College Sustainability Society

What Can I Be with a Major in Environmental Science?

  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Environmental Educator
  • Air Quality Controller
  • Hydrologist
  • Wildlife Manager
  • Fish Hatchery Manager
  • Park Ranger
  • Soil & Water Conservation Consultant
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Forester
  • Environmental Health Inspector
  • Game Warden
  • Wildlife Rehabilitator
  • Environmental Policy Analyst