TWU's Unique Perspective

The goal of the Environmental Studies program at TWU is to develop godly leaders who possess solid scientific and technical skills and are actively growing in their creative, problem-solving, and thinking abilities. We believe that these skills are best developed within the context of a Christian liberal arts education, in which a biblical perspective on the environment will help future leaders offer innovative and effective solutions to the challenging task of creation stewardship.

The environmental field requires knowledge of biology, chemistry, geology, and geography, as well as insights from other disciplines within the natural and social sciences. Such knowledge is indispensable when dealing with complex issues such as species habitat, the remediation of polluted sites, renewable and non-renewable resources, ecological conservation, restoration projects, land-use planning, spatial and statistical analysis, air quality, global warming, and environmental toxicology. At the same time, a person working in environmental studies will often face social, political, ethical, and philosophical issues that both affect and go beyond the science. Indeed, significant environmental debates are usually rooted in beliefs and values. Thus, the program strives to prepare students for the environmental profession by building a solid core of scientific knowledge that ranges across the disciplines, all of which is based on the ethical foundation of Christian thought and practice.

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