Why Study Environmental Science at Concordia?
Our goal is to promote and support ecological literacy for environmental studies students and to prepare majors and minors for graduate study or for employment in government, business, research and nonprofit organizations. You will be taught practical skills to think and act in competent and responsible ways.
Segments of our public and private sector society today are looking to environmental studies programs to provide graduates who can clearly interpret the mix of voices and agendas in any environmental debate, and who can develop and articulate solutions.
The need for informed people with an understanding of ecology and environmental issues has never been greater. Governments, science and business are grappling with questions of sustainability, the fit between humanity and its habitat. As one prominent environmental ethicist wrote, “No other issue of politics, economics, and public policy will remain unaffected by the convergence of resources, population, climate change, species extinction, acid rain, deforestation, ozone depletion and soil loss.”
A question we ask is “do we send out graduates that want to make a difference in the world by becoming responsibly engaged in the world?”
Concordia’s environmental studies program seeks to send out men and women that not only seek to have less impact on the earth themselves, but influence others to do the same, as well as help solve the problems our world faces today. You will have the ecological literacy to understand not only your place, but how to live within your place.