About Natural Resource Management and Policy
Develop expertise in a vital, interdisciplinary field to manage our environment.
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies at California University of Pennsylvania can help to prepare you to be an effective influencer in the dynamic environmental and energy industries. Cal U's undergraduate degree program in environmental studies offers a broad core of courses in biology and ecology, supplemented with courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics. And you'll have the opportunity to specialize in natural resource management and policy as your concentration, as well as choose from a wide range of electives to be career-ready.
Natural resource management and policy is an interdisciplinary program that examines law and policy issues specific to the energy sector while drawing on the disciplines of geology, chemistry, biology and environmental studies.
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Through various methods such as gathering information and data, considering values, and exploring consequences, students gain the tools necessary to effectively evaluate information about environmental issues and make informed decisions. Almost all courses include a laboratory portion, where students study the practical application of the science and learn about scientific technology, instruments and various organisms.
In addition to classroom studies, the undergraduate program offers opportunities for fieldwork, internships and other hands-on educational activities. The nearby SAI Farm allows students to gain valuable hands-on field experience. A growing energy industry, and heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, are expected to spur demand for well-trained environmental scientists and specialists.