If you are a student with an interest in nature and are concerned about the plight of the environment, the Environmental Studies Program is designed for you.
Environmental Studies is a branch of science that address two specific areas, environmental science and natural resources management. Environmental science is primarily concerned with the analysis and control of environmental pollutants while natural resources management is concerned with the sustainable management of natural resources. As a student in the Environmental Studies Program, you have the option of picking your specific area of interest or completing course work in both environmental science and natural resources management. For more information concerning these career areas can be obtained by clicking of the following links to environmental science or natural resources management.
Students who are looking for an outdoor career which will offer you the opportunity to work daily with the natural world should give consideration to pursuing an education in the environmental field. Such an education can currently be pursued at Iowa Lakes Community College through enrollment in the Environmental Studies Program.
By taking the courses offered in this program, students receive the training and education needed to enter into the environmental studies field straight out of college or transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor’s degree in a variety of environmental science and natural resources management programs. Course work includes specialized environmental studies classes, as well as science, math, and general education course work which will prepare you for entry into an exciting and rewarding career.
While enrolled in the Environmental Studies Program, students also have an opportunity to complete a summer internship to gain hands on experience in their chosen career area. Common practicum sites include county and state parks, municipal water processing and wastewater treatment facilities, fish hatcheries and wildlife units, private environmental testing facilities as well as numerous other internship opportunities with environmental science and natural resources management agencies.