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Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary field fostering understanding of the natural physical and biological setting in which life on Earth exists. It integrates scientific study of ecosystems, pollution, climate, energy, and other environmental and natural resource matters on a global, regional, or local scale with cultural and policy-related study of politics, economics, sociology, history, and law. Sustainability studies focuses on the future while considering carefully what has happened in the past. The Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program's minor builds on the unique definition of sustainability at UNCG, where "Academics, operations, and outreach are conducted with careful attention to the enduring interconnectedness of social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics."

For students considering careers including but not limited to:

  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Environmental Educator
  • Park Ranger
  • Nature Protection Specialist
  • Environmental Research Technician
  • Community Organizer
  • Local Activist
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Green Construction Firm
  • Health Inspector
  • Professor
  • Green Business Manager
  • Organic Farmer
  • EcoTour Organizer
  • Outdoor Recreation Leader
  • Environmental Journalist



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