The Environmental Studies major emphasizes the role that the liberal arts play in creating a sustainable future. Instead of focusing on particular job skills that are likely to change in the short term, the major helps students develop the master skills necessary to adapt to the rapidly changing demands that our society places on preserving and managing our environment. Students will study biology, chemistry, communication, philosophy, political science, and statistics, as well as be encouraged to take elective offerings on environment-themed courses through the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. These courses emphasize the relationship between theoretical and philosophical knowledge and practical applications in the community. Environmental studies graduates will have a broad base of knowledge and transferable skills that will help them adapt to the marketplace and become leaders in myriad endeavors, including environmental consulting, political action committees, non-profits and non-governmental organizations, federal, state, and local government, and graduate study.
Opportunities are available to create an interdisciplinary major. As with out other programs of study, faculty mentors, hands-on research, small classes, and dedicated academic support are all part of what makes Rosemont, Rosemont.
Some professions well suited for a degree in environmental studies include
geographic information specialist, urban and regional planner, and air quality inspector.
Rosemont's Office for Post-Graduate Success can help hone in career options, networking, and experiential learning including interships. Our students have held internship positions at the EPA, the city planner's office, the Philadelphia Zoo, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and U.S. National Park Services.