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Environmental Studies Program

Environmental Studies

The Rhode Island College Environmental Studies Program takes an interdisciplinary approach, focusing on how humans interact with their environment and the essential and reciprocal relationship between humans and the natural world while exploring how to move towards a more sustainable future for human and natural systems. Drawing on courses offered in the Biology, Mathematics and the Physical Sciences students learn scientific principles that enable us to make accurate observations, document change, and to understand the dynamics of Earth system processes.   In courses drawn from the Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts students learn about human behavior, cultural variation, and the function of our social, political, and economic institutions as they relate to the natural world.
The Environmental Studies Program was developed to prepare students for careers in in a variety of pursuits as well as for graduate study in a variety of fields including public policy, communications and marketing and international studies.  Students will be well prepared for careers in

  • Non-profit agencies
  • Sustainability
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Environmental education/interpretation
  • Environmental analyst/consultant
  • International environmental relations
  • Environmental/Social Policy and associated research
  • Parks and Outdoor Recreation (ecotourism, environmental enforcement)
  • Environmental journalism
  • Agriculture and Urban Agriculture​​

Page last updated: September 21, 2020