This major will take you into the wild.
Probably the most remarkable characteristic of Professor Craig Weatherby is his love for field study. His work as a wildlife ecologist has taken him all over the world. He has studied the spiny-scaled bush viper in Kenya, and has accompanied students to the Caribbean to study indigenous turtles. But he also pursues exciting research projects closer to home; for instance, you might volunteer to help him track fox snakes in a marsh along the shore of Lake Erie. And if you take his Animal Behavior and Communication class, you won't spend a lot of time in the classroom. Instead, you'll make trips to woods and forests all over the county. You'll identify birds, dig holes to examine soil samples, and search for turtles.
In this interdisciplinary program, Professor Weatherby and other faculty will guide you through a curriculum combining the arts, humanities, and sciences with abundant fieldwork. As a junior, you'll work closely with your professor as you design a solution to an environmental problem; as a senior, you'll enact that solution. Faculty also assist with research and internships that focus on such fields as insecticide research, and some students gain invaluable experience by presenting their findings at professional conferences.
Environmental Science majors take science-oriented coursework to prepare them for exciting environmental jobs around the world, including naturalists, conservationists, or environmental scientists for industry or government.
Environmental Studies majors take courses oriented in the arts and humanities to prepare for such careers as environmental journalism, environmental politics, environmental accountancy, and environmental compliance.