Western Carolina University’s Environmental Science Program prepares students to become professionals in the field and protectors of the environment. Through hands-on, service-based learning, students develop expertise in evaluating human effects on the environment and sustainably restoring land and water ecosystems. Because the program is small, students have the flexibility to customize the interdisciplinary curriculum to reflect their own interests. They receive abundant individual attention from expert faculty from the disciplines of biology, chemistry, geosciences and natural resource management. Graduates work in environmental positions with a variety of agencies, organizations and businesses or choose to enter law or graduate school.
The M.S. in Experiential and Outdoor Education* is a two-year hybrid program. The degree utilizes the philosophy of experiential education combined with the modality of outdoor education to provide students with necessary training to serve in a variety of educational contexts.