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  Oct 19, 2017
 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Ecological Studies (BA.ECS)


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For further information about this major, contact Dr. Cynthia Moulton, the Ecological Studies Coordinator: Cynthia.Moulton@Castleton.edu

The B.A. in Ecological Studies offers students an opportunity to explore the science of ecology and the environment within the tradition of the liberal arts major.  The multidisciplinary curriculum cultivates a broad understanding of the interconnectedness of living organisms and environmental systems, including the interactions between humans and the natural world.

Graduates will be prepared for careers in government and non-government environmental organizations as park naturalists, research/field technicians, wildlife specialists, environmental advocacy staff, nature writers, and outdoor educators. Additionally, some students may pursue graduate programs in science education, natural resource management, and environmental law/policy.

Further, students completing the degree requirements for the B.A. in Ecological Studies will have all necessary coursework required for professional certification through the Ecological Society of America.

(Credits required for the major: 52-55 cr)


And complete a minor


Students majoring in Ecological Studies are required to complete a minor (approved by the program coordinator) in one of the many disciplines available at Castleton.  Note that students may not minor in Biology or Natural Sciences.

And complete the University's Gen Ed requirements


Review  the Gen Ed requirements.

Recommendation


We strongly recommend that students complete an internship relating to their career goals.

Note


The B.A. in Ecological Studies may not be combined with the BS.BIO, the BS.ENV, or a minor in Biology or Natural Sciences.

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