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Programs

Environmental Studies
College of the Sciences
Environmental Studies
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Pamela McMullin-Messier
509-963-2222
pamela.mcmullin-messier@cwu.edu

Department Website: http://www.cwu.edu/environmental
Introduction

Environmental Studies helps you understand the challenges facing our environment. The interdisciplinary program incorporates biology, geography, and geology to offer a comprehensive view of the world and how we can ensure it continues to thrive.

Opportunities

The environmental studies program is a chance to experience hands-on learning outside of the classroom and make a difference.

Why this program?

Environmental studies majors have healthy job prospects and high job satisfaction, according to a recent study in Forbes Magazine.

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Why environmental studies at CWU?

As part of CWU’s Center for the Environment, the environmental studies program is an interdisciplinary program that helps students understand the often-complex issues involving our environment.

Courses are team taught by faculty across multiple disciplines, including biology, geography, and geology.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for environmental scientists and specialists will grow 11% between 2014-2024.

Environmental studies students participate in a variety of field research projects under the guidance of faculty mentors.

CWU students also have excellent opportunities for networking through the Environmental Student Club and affiliations with national environmental organizations.

Engelhorn Pond, a nature preserve in Ellensburg, is utilized by students for research projects.

Connect with environmental studies at CWU.

Choose environmental studies at Central, the experience of a lifetime. What are you waiting for?

Career Opportunities

There are many rewarding career paths for environmental studies majors, such as:

Atmospheric scientist

Ecologists

Field analyst

Meteorologists

Microbiologists

Soil and plant scientists

Wildlife manager

Zoologist

Video Gallery

Students Take Part in Hands-on Research Project on I-90

CWU researchers have been studying wildlife along Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass for several years to help inform how the state’s first freeway overpass for animals will be designed. Since 2008, WSDOT has funded research by CWU faculty and students at animal crossings along I-90. The wildlife monitoring project is the largest study of its kind in the United States and is unique because the monitoring is occurring prior to construction.

Points of Pride

Research is at the center of your environmental studies education. CWU Environmental Studies program offers opportunities inside and outside of the classroom for quality hands-on research experiences.

It’s not unusual for CWU undergraduate students to present their findings at local and national conferences.

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