Geneva College

 

 

Environmental science major

The Au Sable Institute

The Geneva College Biology Department has developed a bachelor of science in environmental science which will be available to students beginning in the fall 2011 semester.  The curriculum focuses on the functioning of the natural world, environmental problems and solutions, and management of natural resources and provides students with a foundation in the natural sciences as well as an understanding of the factors that influence environmental decision-making.

“Students who graduate from Geneva College with a degree in environmental science will be equipped with knowledge and skills needed to understand and address current environmental issues from a Christian perspective,” explains Assistant Professor of Biology Marjory Tobias.  “One of the unique features of the program is that students spend a summer at the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies, where they take a variety of field-based courses and also learn to live more sustainably in daily life”

A degree in environmental science prepares graduates for extensive range of careers such as environmental planners, analysts and policy-makers, water quality management, water resources, parks and outdoor recreation, waste management, fisheries and wildlife management, forestry, environmental restoration and remediation, and environmental education.

The curriculum of the major consists of courses in biology, environmental science, environmental ethics, chemistry, statistics and public policy, plus four courses at the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies.

The Au Sable Institute provides summer courses in ecology, field biology, land resources, water resources and environmental studies at campuses in the Great Lakes Region, Pacific Northwest, South India and Latin America.  The Au Sable Institute offers a challenging study of our environment while giving students a God-centered perspective on environmental stewardship.   

Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).


 

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Upcoming Events
Oct26
Reformation Day Service
Metheney Fieldhouse 6:30 p.m.

Nov01
Geneva Alumni & Friends visit "Annie" at The Benedum
Benedum Center, Pittsburgh 2:00 p.m.

SERVICE
Service opportunities in Beaver Falls
Students can work with Tiger Pause and the Dare2XL programs.
CURRENT STUDENTS
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COMMUNITY
Living in Color: Steppin’ Up—Moving from Theory to Action
The conference, which focuses on getting involved in multicultural issues, will be held Nov. 7-8.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
MBA program to host Open House
An information session that includes a complementary dinner will be held at the Cranberry Regional Learning Alliance on Tue., Oct. 28.
VISIT EVENTS
Business Day is November 8
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