UToledo environmental studies majors study more than just science. They dive into the social sciences and humanities aspects of the environment. Their focus? Working with people to solve environmental problems.
If you want to work with people to solve environmental problems — and not spend all your time in a research lab — the environmental studies degree program at The University of Toledo is for you.
Undergraduates in environmental studies study science. But they focus more on social sciences and humanities — everything from environmental politics and geography to economics. They take fewer advanced math and science courses than UToledo’s environmental science majors.
Toledo is an urban, port city with diverse ecosystems (wetlands, savannahs, woodlands) and a location near Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes and the 13th largest lake in the world. This perfect natural laboratory allows UToledo environmental studies majors to travel throughout the region and study how humans interact with the environment.
UToledo undergraduates must choose a concentration in the humanities or social sciences. Geography and planning is the most popular.
A UToledo bachelor’s degree in environmental studies will give you the social science, humanities and science background you need for a successful career. Jobs in the field are growing faster than the national average.
Environmental studies graduates are hired by:
UToledo’s environmental studies’ broad, interdisciplinary curriculum combines science with social science and humanities courses. Students also choose an area of concentration to develop a deeper understanding of a specific scientific field.
Environmental studies undergraduates complete 100-hour internships. Students earn credit while working on projects with a UToledo lab, government agency, nonprofit organization, private corporation or other approved sponsor.