Why Environmental Studies?
The Environmental Studies program provides an undergraduate curriculum that leverages water and other environmentally-related strengths and expertise across the University of Oklahoma, and provides for scholarly specialization in water-related and other environmental disciplines, in order to prepare students to participate effectively in socially-responsible solutions to some of the greatest environmental problems facing humanity.
Environmental Studies prepares students for environmentally-related jobs, including those in federal, state, and tribal government agencies, environmental consulting firms, corporate, professional, and industrial enterprises, environmentally-related NGOs, journalism, public service, law, advocacy, and legislative lobbying efforts.
Beginning Summer 2016, Environmental Studies will no longer be a degree option within the Planned Programs system, but will become a standard degree program with both B.A. and B.S. degrees, as well as minor degrees in Environmental Studies, Water Sciences, and Biological Conservation. Plans are also underway to add a graduate program with standard 2-yr M.S. and 4+1 accelerated B.S./M.S. degrees.