Minor in Environmental Studies
As part of the innovative Center for Integrated Science, the Environmental Science major is truly exceptional. Environmental science involves the application of scientific information to solving conflicts resulting from humans' use of the earth's resources. This requires an understanding of the sustainability of the earth's systems and resources, the interrelationships between these systems, as well as the human impact on the environment.
Environmental Science is thus an inherently interdisciplinary field, using and combining information from such varied disciplines as biology, chemistry, geology, economics, political science, law and ethics. The CLU program in Environmental Science is designed to provide the student with the tools to critically examine environmental issues from a variety of perspectives. Beyond the required foundational science courses, the program provides a broad range of science and humanities courses to select from, allowing students to tailor the program to the student's interests. The curriculum emphasizes experiential learning, providing the student with opportunities to actively engage in research.
Many students who obtain the degree are planning careers in environmental protection and management, risk assissment, environmental law or education. The program also serves as an excellent preparation for graduate studies in various environmental fields.
William L. Bilodeau, Ph.D.
Professor of Geology and Chair, Geology Department
Linda A. Ritterbush, Ph.D.
Contact the Department
California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Rd. #3700
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Linda A. Ritterbush