Immersed in
the Natural World

Environmental Studies

Brevard College is the ideal location for studying the natural world.

You'll work with established scholars, researchers, and writers in the Enviromental Studies department.

Examine water quality through invertebrate studies in King’s Creek on campus, or head into the Pisgah National Forest high country to discover the plant life of the Shining Rock Wilderness. 

Related Programs

  • Ecology

  • Sustainable Agriculture

  • Natural History

  • Teacher Licensure

What you’ll experience in the Environmental Studies program

  • Your faculty are experts in their fields. You’ll work one-on-one with your professors who are published scholars and researchers.
  • The Environment Studies classroom has no walls. You’ll have class in nearby forests. You’ll examine insect and plant life around the college’s King’s Creek in your Ecology lab. You can intern with the nearby US Forest Service, National Park Service, and State Forest Service Professionals.
  • You’ll make a positive impact on the natural world. You’ll work with and learn from cutting-edge environmental professionals and help the college and town of Brevard solve real world environmental problems.
  • You’ll conduct research and publish your work. You can design, implement, and publish your own research for your Senior Science Project.

Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Environmental Studies majors receive a  Bachelor of Science (BS) in Environmental Studies. You can choose from several concentrations:

  • The Science Concentration emphasizes courses in environmental science and related fields such as biology, chemistry, and ecology.
  • The Sustainability Concentration emphasizes courses in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
  • The Sustainable Agriculture concentration focuses on agricultural production and the environmental, economic, and social aspects of sustainable food systems.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the Environmental Science program go on to:

  • Run their own sustainable businesses
  • Work as environmental consultants, research scientists, and park rangers
  • Farm using sustainable agricultural principles and practices
  • Earn graduate degrees in Biology, Ecology, Geographic Information Systems, and Environmental Law






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