CONTACT:
K. Joy Karnas
Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
kjkarnas@cedarcrest.edu
610-437-4471 ext. 3681

Environmental Conservation Major

Are you concerned about the environment? Do you want to make a difference?

The Environmental Conservation major will prepare you to address environmental problems affecting species, habitats, and ecosystems.

There are many issues affecting the environment and there are many approaches to developing solutions to these problems. Cedar Crest College allows you to choose the approach that excites you the most.


The B.S. in Environmental Conservation is a field-based major that allows students to pursue a scientific study in environment conservation by providing a strong foundation and advanced study in ecology and conservation biology.
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The B.A. in Environmental Conservation also provides a strong foundation in conservation biology but is more interdisciplinary. This major has more flexibility and allows students to design their own course of study and focus through the integration of environmental conservation with other disciplines, by combining the major with other co-majors, minors, concentrations, or a self-designed package of general electives from disciplines across campus.
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Research and Field Experiences

Environmental issues are happening in the real world, so environmental conservation students gain valuable field experience, locally and internationally, through field courses and study abroad experiences. Some of these are in the most threatened habitats in the world, such as the Amazon rainforest and the coral reefs of the Caribbean.
Learn more about exciting field experience opportunities»

Environmental Conservation students gain marketable experience through internships, such as our program with the Lehigh Valley Zoo, and have the opportunity to supplement their studies through affiliated programs such as the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, School for Field Studies, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, and the Marine Science Education Consortium (MSEC).

 

Join Our Environmental Stewardship Living Learning Community

Wish you could do even more for our planet ASAP? Sign up for our Environmental Stewardship Living Learning Community, which allows you to share campus housing with other conservation-conscious individuals, while working together on rewarding environmental projects. Learn more.

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