Bowling Green State University - Department of the Environment & Sustainability
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
The Department of the Environment and Sustainability brings together two fields of study, each preparing students to make meaningful contributions to the quality of their world. Graduates are well-equipped to assume important jobs, to move on to professional schools, and to pursue advanced degrees.
Prospective students should be sure to look through this website for more information, and contact us for additional information or to schedule a visit.
OUR MAJOR FIELDS OF STUDY:
• Environmental Policy and Analysis
• Environmental Science
Two majors are offered, providing a full-complement of opportunities available to students interested in the environment and in sustainability. All majors provide career opportunities to baccalaureate level graduates, and further opportunities for advanced study in graduate and professional programs (including preparation in pre-medicine and pre-law).
Environmental Policy and Analysis is available for students with a commitment to environmental quality and an interest in the administrative, legislative and organizational problems that result from human impact on the natural and the constructed world. Each student selects an area of emphasis keyed to individual career goals in environmental planning, sustainable management, outdoor recreation, environmental education and interpretation, environmental laws, or other appropriate fields.
Environmental Science is the study of the biological and physical world as it is affected by natural and man-made activities. It is a field that has become increasingly important as we recognize our responsibilities for pollution, resource depletion, and land abuse. Our program places priority on the natural sciences. Students develop the skills needed to investigate, document, and solve environmental problems. Each student selects an area of emphasis and selects from a series of advanced courses in such fields as restoration ecology, watershed management, geospatial analysis, and sustainable management.