Designed for students who find the environmental perspective compelling, Environmental Studies is a field that studies how human society intersects with the natural environment. The major encompasses the study of the natural and social sciences in order to understand environmental problems and processes. Fieldwork and internships are a required part of the curriculum. Elective courses in the area of Environmental Resources and Management provide a body of course work and experiences that prepare a student for a defined area within the field of environmental studies.
A BS degree can generally be distinguished from a BA degree in a variety of ways. Firstly, a BS degree requires more credits directly linked to a major. Secondly, this additional coursework is focused upon mastering various technical and practical skills of that major. As a result, a BS degree allows students to experience a field of study at a more in-depth level.