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Environmental Studies Major

A major in Environmental Studies at Grace College will explore the ins and outs of influencing people’s actions in relation to the environment. As you consider an array of colleges with Environmental Studies majors near you in the midwest, be assured that when you find your way to Winona Lake, Indiana, you will discover a top college for Environmental Studies taught with a Christian worldview. A Grace College Environmental Studies degree will help you make workable connections between behavioral science and environmental science, preparing you to weigh questions and create conversation in a Christian college context.

This program is for you if you are serious about creating an impact in an Environmental Studies career. Through our involvement with the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College and the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies, you will have even more unique opportunities for research and community internships.

With a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, you will be required to get real-world experience ensuring you are equipped for jobs in environmental education, nonprofit leadership, advocacy and communications, as a park ranger, and countless other areas.

Future Environmental Advocate, the way forward is Grace.

Educational Focus

  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Corporate Businesses
  • Graduate Studies

Internship Opportunities

  • Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams
  • Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation
  • Christian Ministry in the National Parks
  • Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Department of Natural Resources

Career Opportunities

Environmental Studies is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

  • Passionate About Nature
  • Big Picture Oriented
  • Critical Thinkers
  • Conscientious
  • Excellent Communicators
  • Adventurous
  • Good Listeners
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Featured Staff

Nathan Bosch Professor of Environmental Science & Director, Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

Nate Bosch, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Science and Engineering; Professor of Environmental Science & Director, Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams
Joe Frentzel Chair, Dept. of Science and Mathematics & Program Director, Biology

Joe Frentzel, Ph.D.

Dr. Eugene Inman Endowed Chair of Science and Mathematics at Grace & Program Director, Biology

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Being a transfer student, I felt God leading me to Grace because of its great academic programs, amazing professors, and its ever-present integration of faith and learning.

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