The major program in Environmental Studies at Randolph-Macon College prepares students
to meet and solve challenging environmental problems of the 21st Century. Using
a multi-disciplinary approach, students explore, analyze, and solve real environmental
problems - for real clients - that involve the complex interactions of humans with
the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. It’s no wonder the U.S.
News and World Report recently named
Environmental Studies one of the top “college majors with a future.”
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Students of environmental studies must become:
To give students practice in environmental problem-solving, the EVST curriculum
has a core of three courses, each designed around a particular environmental issue.
These issues come from the community, and students work with real stakeholders in
developing the analysis. Environmental professionals must have a depth of expertise
in some aspect of environmental studies so that they can contribute this expertise
to interdisciplinary teams. These areas of interest include subjects such as environmental
policy, conservation biology, environmental economics, geology, ecology, environmental
sociology, chemistry, and others.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Michael S. Fenster
Director, Environmental Studies Program
Professor of Geology
P.O. Box 5005
Ashland, Virginia 23005-5505