The environmental policy option is rooted in science with a focus on environmental
rules and regulations needed to manage our resources.
Why environmental policy?
With the environmental policy option, you will learn the key environmental policies
and laws that are used to protect the environment. This option will prepare you to
work for federal, state and private organizations in the application of environmental
protection policies, as well as preparing you to potentially attend law school.
Our graduates can look forward to a career in one or more of the following fields:
11%PROJECTED JOB GROWTH
Jobs within the environmental science field are projected to grow 11 percent
through 2026, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Many courses in the environmental science program are hands-on and designed to immerse
you in the field, providing you with the opportunity to address environmental problems
from the standpoint of ethics, risk, and scientific and social feasibility. For example,
the senior-level capstone class features a team-based project, which helps students
develop real-world experience as they work with professionals in environmental science
A multi-faceted approach
The environmental science undergraduate major is a multidisciplinary major directly
supported by faculty from several departments within the Ferguson College of Agriculture:
agricultural economics, biosystems and agricultural engineering, entomology and plant
pathology, horticulture and landscape architecture, natural resource ecology and management,
and plant and soil sciences. The combined approach, and experience of the faculty
members, will give you a unique and multi-faceted academic career.
As an environmental science student, you will benefit from working with faculty who
are conducting cutting-edge research involving environmental problems. The Ferguson
College of Agriculture has long been committed to fostering research opportunities
and partnerships that lead to scholastic achievement, societal improvements, technological
innovation and economic revitalization.