Environmental Studies2021-03-23T18:22:24+00:00

Environmental Studies

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.

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
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 Studies: envstudies@ferrum.edu.

Environmental Studies curriculum may include:

  • Intro to Environmental Planning and Development
  • Fundamentals of Ecology
  • Natural Resource Policy and Economics
  • Policy Analysis
  • Environmental Justice

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

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 Caf 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 Organizer
  • International Development Officer
  • Urban Planner
  • Environmental Lobbyist
  • Biodiversity Manager
  • Economic Development Specialist
  • Environmental Writer
  • Non-Governmental Organization Staff Planner