Environmental Education and Communication

Students in the EEC track learn how to teach and communicate environmental issues to diverse audiences using a variety of methods.

"This track is designed for students who are interested in the environment, like to work with people, like science, and like to connect with natural resources." —Prof. Stephan Carlson

A Faculty Perspective

A Student's Perspective: Briana Burke

A Student's Perspective: Emma Ledin

Students gain a solid base of knowledge in the environmental sciences, environmental ethics, and the social context of environmental issues. They also develop a practical set of skills for teaching effectively in informal settings and for communicating clearly.

Graduates will have a firm understanding of the challenges involved in educating and communicating about science- and value-based environmental subjects.

Sample Four-Year Plan

The sample plan below shows you one of several possible ways to complete this degree. Use Graduation Planner to make your customized plan, and work with your academic adviser to ensure that you are on track to graduate on time.

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First Year

First Year

Fall Semester

ESPM 1001 Freshmen Orientation to Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management (1 credit)
ESPM 1011 Issues in the Environment (3 credits)
Freshman Composition (4 credits)
CHEM 1015 Introductory Chemistry: Lecture (3 credits)
CHEM 1017 Introductory Chemistry: Laboratory (1 credit)
Elective (3 credits)

(15 credits total)

Spring Semester

ESPM 2021 Environmental Sciences: Integrated Problem Solving (3 credits)
BIOL 1001 Introductory Biology: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives (4 credits)
AECM 2421W Professional and Oral Communication for Agriculture, Food & the Environment (3 credits)
Freshman Seminar (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)

(16 credits total)

 

Second Year

Second Year

Fall Semester

BIOL 2012 General Zoology (4 credits)
STAT 3011 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (4 credits)
ESPM 2401 Environmental Education/Interpretation (3 credits)
LE (Historical Perspectives) (3 credits)

(14 credits total)

Spring Semester

ESPM 3607 Natural Resources Consumption and Sustainability (3 credits)
ESPM 3241W Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3 credits)
ESPM 3261 Economics and Natural Resources Management (4 credits)
WRIT 3315 Writing on Issues of Land and the Environment (3 credits)
LE (Arts/Humanities) (3 credits)

(16 credits total)

Third Year

Third Year

Fall Semester

ESPM 3000 - Seminar on Current Issues for ESPM : 1.0 cr
ESPM 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship : 1.0 cr
ESPM 3011W - Ethics in Natural Resources : 3.0 cr : CIV, WI
FNRM 3104 - Forest Ecology : 4.0 cr
FNRM 5259 - Visitor Behavior Analysis : 3.0 cr
Elective :3.0 cr

(15 credits total)

Spring Semester

PMB 2022 General Botany (3 credits)
FW 4101 Herpetology (4 credits)
LE (Writing Intensive - Upper Division) (3 credits)
Elective (2 credits)
Elective (3 credits)

(15 credits total)

Fourth Year

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

ESPM 4041W Problem Solving for Environmental Change (4 credits)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the Major - ESPM 4041W
ESPM 3245 Sustainable Land Use Planning and Policy (3 credits)
FNRM 3114 Hydrology and Watershed Management (3 credits)
ENGL 3501 Public Discourse: Coming to Terms with the Environment (3 credits)
Elective (2 credits)

(15 credits total)

Spring Semester

FW 4102 Principles of Conservation Biology (3 credits)
ENT 5361 Aquatic Insects (4 credits)
Elective (4 credits)
Elective (3 credits)

(14 credits total)