Environmental Studies

Conservation Biology
Signature Courses
Coastal Conservation Biology
Ecology of the Gulf of California
Introduction to Natural History & Ecology of the Southwest
Nature & Culture Field Biology Studies: Colorado Plateau Field Ornithology

Conservation Biology is an interdisciplinary field that has developed rapidly to respond to a global crisis confronting biological diversity and the cultural diversity that depends upon it. Practitioners of Conservation Biology attempt to guide society toward the maintenance of organisms, landscapes, ecological processes, and natural and cultural systems, and toward sustainable management of environmental, human, and evolutionary resources. Conservation Biology represents shifting sets of interactions among three realms: values, policy, and science. Students in this field will become competent to conduct relevant research, make balanced value judgments, and take effective action on behalf of nature and the environment.


  • Conservation Data Specialist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Attorney/Lawyer
  • Field Biologist
  • Forest Ranger
  • Graduate School
  • Marine Conservationist
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Preserve Manager     
Your Faculty

Ed Boyer

Instruction|Faculty / Director, BA/BS in Environmental Studies




Terril Shorb

Instruction|Faculty Emeritus