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Center for Environmental, Economic, Earth and Space Studies
Sattgast 230
Phone: (218) 755-2920
Fax: (218) 755-4107

Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Drive NE #27
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699

Welcome to the Center for Environmental, Economic, Earth and Space Studies

The Center for Environmental, Economic, Earth and Space Studies (CEEESS) offer a unique variety of interdisciplinary degree programs that a student may choose to pursue. Degrees in Environmental Studies include both B.S. and M.S. with a geology minor also available.

Environmental scientists work toward defining and solving environmental problems caused by the actions of human beings. Their training is broad-based and encompasses the natural sciences, mathematics, and the social sciences. Their primary ethical concern is human stewardship of the earth. The Environmental Studies Program is one of the most comprehensive, high quality, longest running programs in the Midwest.

Students in the CEEESS program are concerned with both the technological problems and social aspects of environmental issues. Working in cooperation with the CEEESS, they may participate in applied research. Their interdisciplinary course work includes the study of scientific principles used in environmental problem solving, and the study of the impact of economics, politics, and other social systems on environmental policies and practices.

The minor in geology is coupled with a strong science major is valuable as preparation for graduate study in geology and related areas. A graduate degree is usually required for career advancement beyond entry level positions.

Economics is the social science that explores the problem of relative scarcity and its implications for problems of resource allocation, economic stability, growth, and distribution. Applied fields, including labor relations, financial economics, international economics, and environmental economics, focus on specific aspects of these broad concerns. In the applied areas, students become cognizant of the interaction between economics and related disciplines.

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