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Environmental, Earth & Space Studies

Department of Environmental, Earth & Space Studies
Sattgast 215
Phone: (218) 755-2920
Fax: (218) 755-4107

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

Environmental, Earth and Space Studies

The Center for Environmental, Earth and Space Studies (CEESS) 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 csoncern 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 CEESS program are concerned with both the technological problems and social aspects of environmental issues. Working in cooperation with the CEESS, 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.