Would you love to be outside in a hands-on, practical learning environment, rather than cooped up in the classroom? Do you feel called to care for God’s creation? Are you interested in the environment and fields such as biology, chemistry, geography, or geology but are unsure of which discipline to pursue? Then Environmental Studies at Trinity Western University may be an excellent choice for you!
Environmental Studies is a multi-disciplinary program which combines the strengths of three main departments across two faculties: the Geography Department in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Biology and Chemistry Departments in the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences. This provides you with a holistic understanding of issues that cross all three fields, opening up a wide range of employment opportunities.
You will learn from a faculty with extensive expertise in areas such as ecological restoration, sustainable agriculture, marine biology, landscape ecology and chemical ecology, and be equipped to pursue careers in areas such as environmental protection, hazardous waste disposal or remediation, environmental consulting, natural systems and resource management, environmental education and communication, or environmental research.
Through this program, you will examine some of the most significant issues facing the planet, such as pollution, species protection, urbanization, population growth, and climate change. You will discuss the complexities of promoting ecosystem sustainability while also maintaining important areas as agriculturally sustainable to ensure that the planet remains fed. You will also gain hands-on experience in environmental stewardship and management through a variety of field trips, as well as through research and work opportunities. A degree in Environmental Studies prepares you for a career that will truly make a difference in the world.