Liberal Studies Major with an Emphasis in Sustainability: Why Liberal Studies? A degree in Liberal Studies allows you to focus on your talents and areas of interest to create a study plan that will help you gain the knowledge and skills that are relevant to your future personal and career goals. With its foundation in, and focus on the inter-relatedness of different ideas and the value it places on a diverse and multi-disciplinary education, Liberal Studies provides the perfect environment for students who wish to learn about sustainability. For more information on Liberal Studies, visit its main site here.
Geography and Sustainable Planning Department: Why Geography and Sustainable Planning? Geographers and planners are on the forefront of research on regional development, climate change, urbanization, land-use changes, deforestation, as well as social and economic impacts of the global and regional environmental changes. The Geography and Sustainable Planning department is offering a major in geography, minors in Sustainable Urban and Regional Planning, Geographic Techniques, and two certifications: in Sustainable Urban and Regional Planning and in GIS technology. For more information, visit the Geography and Sustainable Planning website at www.gvsu.edu/geography.
Natural Resources Management Major/ Minor: Why Study Natural Resources Management? Environmental pollution, deforestation, climate change, and increasing demand for outdoor recreation are just a few of the current challenges to environmental sustainability. The Natural Resources Management (NRM) program prepares students to care for the land and water resources of Michigan and beyond, and to serve the people whose well-being depends on these resources. For more information on the Natural Resources Management Major/ Minor, visit the NRM main site here.
Environmental Studies Minor: Why Environmental Studies? Environmental studies are the systematic study of human interaction with their environment. While distinct from ecology and environmental science, the discipline encompasses study in their basic principles as well as the associated subjects, such as: policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature. For more information on the Environmental Studies Minor, visit the ES main site here.
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