Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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Join the effort to protect the environment and combat climate change.
A Bachelor of Science in Geography with a concentration in Environmental Studies focuses on the complex interactions between the environment and society. With this concentration, students will develop skills to address both the natural and social aspects of environmental issues.

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Why Earn an Environmental Studies Geography Degree?

Students who select a BS in Geography with a concentration in Environmental Studies will emphasize course work in physical and human geography with a focus on human-environment interactions.

Marketable Skills
  • Solve problems using situational assessments
  • Oral and written communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Analyze geospatial information and data
  • Teamwork

Environmental Studies Geography Degree Highlights

Highly successful faculty with cutting-edge research.
Engaging undergrad and graduate programs.
Active student organizations related to programs.
High investment in students by faculty.
Students employed in a diverse array of internships and careers.

What Can You Do With an Environmental Studies Geography Degree?

The concentration in environmental studies is ideal preparation for careers in sustainability, natural resources, and other fields that emphasize human-environment interactions.

Environmental Studies Geography Degree Courses You Could Take

Culture, Environment and Society (3 hrs)
Exploration of the dynamic relations between culture and environment addressing ethnic diversity and conflict, development and underdevelopment, settlement patterns, movement of commodities and people (including refugees), and environmental degradation.
Geosystems, Environment and Society (3 hrs)
Examines the physical and human dynamics associated with topics such as earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes, coastal processes, streams and flooding, soils, ground water, mineral extraction/processing, air pollution, energy production, water resources, and waste disposal. Explores contemporary environmental issues and events, including some of the key environmental issues in North Texas.
Environmental Geology (3 hrs)
Environmental geology is applied geology and focuses on applying geologic information to solve conflicts in land use, to minimize environmental degradation, and to maximize the beneficial results of using natural and modified environments.
Ecosystems: Structure, Function and Services (3 hrs)
Examines interactions between organisms and the physical environment as an integrated system and the factors that regulate the quantity and flow of materials and energy through ecosystems. Covers the history and use of the ecosystem concept, factors governing the distribution and structure of ecosystems, relationships between ecosystem structure and function, and the influence of natural and human processes on ecosystem dynamics.
Capitalism, Nature and Climate Change (3 hrs)
Examines political-economy of human and natural resources and their implications for our environment and global climate change. Focuses on human population and its implications for our environmental, food and energy needs.
Foundations of Geographic Research (3 hrs)
Introduction to research for entry-level geography majors. Journal articles are examined in detail with reference to exploring research design and implementation. Students also develop an area of research interest, choose a specific topic, and formulate research questions from which hypotheses are developed. Culminates in the development of a research plan and prospectus for a topical research question.

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