B.S. in Environmental Science, concentration in Natural Resource Management
Managing human interaction with the natural environment in ways which protect important natural systems is one of the critical challenges of our time.
An interdisciplinary approach to environmental science supports an examination of economic, political, and social issues surrounding the sustainable scientific management of natural resources. After building a strong foundation in basic science, courses in political and economic geography, macroeconomics, microeconomics, environmental planning and public policy, and environmental law emphasize the complex interaction of factors that influence environmental problems.
The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, a joint project of SNU Tahoe and UC Davis located on the SNU campus, gives students direct access to the current research and conservation efforts of agencies working in the Lake Tahoe region. Students choose between a senior research project, and an internship in environmental policy with one of the many organizations active in the Tahoe Basin.
Measuring stream flow and turbidity into Lake Tahoe
The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences (TCES) in January
Conducting a high country tree census in the Tahoe Meadows
Graduates are prepared for entry level work in environmental policy, or for graduate programs in environmental policy or natural resource management.