Formerly the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Environment program, Environmental Studies is a collaborative teaching and research program with a student-guided curriculum designed to create the leadership and workforce with the skills needed to help meet global challenges relating to water security and other pressing environmental issues, such as pollution, climate change, and deforestation.
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.