My courses are challenging – what’s the point of just memorizing the text? Instead, let’s take the information, analyze it, and apply it in new situations.
The manner in which we use the Earth’s resources affects our quality of life – both short-term and long-term. As the population of the Earth grows, it is more important than ever that we be good stewards of the environment.
Environmental Studies focuses on using the tools of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities to solve problems in resource depletion and environmental degradation, which in turn affect human welfare. All students at Clarke take basic biology, chemistry, economics, and sociology. Then, environmental studies majors will choose an emphasis in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, or business and professional programs. Many companies and communities are very interested in “the triple bottom line” (people, planet, and profit) and are seeking graduates with a background in sustainability.
Environmental Studies draws expertise from biology, sociology, business, chemistry, and religious studies as an integrated, interdisciplinary major. Various courses, including Introduction to Environmental Studies, Environmental Biology, and Environment and Society, include service-learning or other community-based experiences that help prepare students for an internship experience. Your learning will be hands-on and visual. You will see and do, not just listen.
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I hope that students learn to appreciate the world around them and the wonder of their own bodies so that they realize science is not scary but fantastic.
The integration of lab and lecture in my anatomy courses works well. The two components complement each other and provide multiple ways to learn.
The Classroom and Beyond
Our Students & Alumni
Dr. Slover’s passion for what she taught was evident and infectious, and my experiences with her and her encouragement motivated me so much.
I want to do and experience everything. Being at a small school like Clarke helps you find your niche. Turns out I have many niches – sports, music, and academics. Clarke makes it possible for me to do everything.
11% of environmental scientists and specialists will have job growth by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The median annual wage for environmental scientists is $69,400 in 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Work one-on-one with Ph.D.-level faculty.