Environmental Studies Intersession Courses - Spring 2019
Winter & Spring Session courses covers 16 weeks' worth of learning material in 4 weeks. Due to the condensed nature of the courses, students are permitted to take only 1 course without the approval of their College Dean.
Interested in Conservation issues? Need an interesting upper division elective? Spring Session 2019 offers three Environmental Studies courses, two of which have upper division credits designation.
- ENST 2023-850: American Environmental Perspective
- ENST 3263-850: Ecotourism
- ENST 3743-850: Biological Invasions and Society
Enrollment is open, more details in classnav.ou.edu or by sending email to the instructor for enrollment permission and course info
Dave Hambright elected AAAS Fellow and Appointed to Lead Limnology & Oceanography as new Editor-in-Chief
- Congratulations, Dr. Hambright!!!
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Dave Hambright
"NORMAN—A University of Oklahoma biologist and affiliate faculty of environmental studies, K. David Hambright, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions in the field of freshwater plankton biology, particularly for contributions to understanding food web structure and function across multiple trophic levels. Hambright will be honored at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 16." (University of Oklahoma Web News, 2018, Nov.) ...click here to read more
"Dr. Dave Hambright has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of ASLO's flagship journal, Limnology & Oceanography(L&O). Hambright was selected after an extensive search by the ASLO Publications Committee. ASLO President Mike Pace praised the selection: 'Dave brings considerable experience and broad knowledge to the Editor-in-Chief position. The ASLO Board is excited to have Dave on board. We look forward to continued growth in the impact of L&O under his leadership.'" (ASLO News, 2018, Nov.) ...click here to read more
Master of Science in Environmental Studies - Approved!
The State Regents recently approved the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) request to offer the Master of Science in Environmental Studies
-the new degree code is M409 and effective as of Fall 2017.
The Master's Program page under "Degree Program" in the navigation bar is now live with checksheet and application information. Additionally, our graduate level course is also ready for Spring 2018 enrollment - ENST 5053: Advanced Environmental Studies. Current students interested in taking it while waiting on approval of your graduate application can contact the Environmental Studies Program office to request an enrollment override or with any additional questions. Contact info can be found on the "Contact" page.
OU's Environmental Studies students and colleagues accomplish great things!
Join the program and be a part of the environmental conversation!
OU Environmental Studies and Environmental Program Successes
Previous Graduate Accomplishments: Laura Biddick - IPE/ENST Grad 2009
L.Biddick sampling water for Ana-Lab 2017. She is a 2009 Grad of OU's IPE/ENST program.
Laura Biddick is currently employed as Oklahoma's Regional Manager with ANA-LAB, a privately owned corporation based out of Texas with an office in Norman, OK. "I have really been enjoying working with ANA-LAB for the last two years. I have the luxury of making my own schedule, I get to travel throughout Oklahoma to meet with our wonderful clients, and best of all it keeps me living in my hometown - Norman. Boomer!"
Earth Rebirth in Norman, OK founded by Andrew Sartain, OU's Environmental Studies affiliate faculty...
Andrew Sartain, OU Graduate & Founder of EarthRebirth shown here educating children on materials needed for creating compost for gardening, at Lincoln Elementary in Norman, OK.
Andrew Sartain, founder and director of the environmental non-profit "Earth Rebirth" in Norman, OK is a graduate of the OU and current affiliate faculty for Environmental Studies. As such, he provides opportunities for student learning in nonprofit management and public education and relations skills through Earth Rebirth's environmental outreach programs. Environmental Studies students who express an interest in the environmental education and nonprofit world can intern with Mr. Sartain and his associates to gain hands-on experience and build their resume.
Read the story in the link below to learn more about how Earth Rebirth has been helping the Norman, OK community and schools within the region to educate future generations about sustainable techniques for health food production as well as other kickstarters for environmental awareness and appreciation.
With course options in a variety of topics relating to environmental aware careers, Environmental Studies will help you prepare for future employment as well as to help society better understand the science that protects the world we live in and the environment on which we all depend. (see possible options listed below...)
Environmental Education - teaching in public and private schools, institutions of higher education, nature centers, outdoor education programs, parks and recreation programs, government and non-profit organizations.
Environmental Health - studying the relationship between humans and their environment, drawing from environmental and biologica fields to determine the effect of various activities and conditions on human health.Environmental Ethics - studying the values and morals of human-environmental interactions.
Environmental Enforcement - enforcing environmental laws by helping companies, individuals and governments to comply with laws. Working for the protection and well-being of humans, wildlife and the environment.
Environmental Communications/Journalism - Focuses on technical issues or reports for a government agency, public education for a nonprofit environmental campaign, or promotion of products and ideas intended for environmentally-conscious living. May also come under the name of Science Writing, or anything else pertaining to the commmunication of an environmental of scientific message.
Environmental Studies - an interdisciplinary field studying the relationships between human activities and the environment with the goal of understanding and responding to the social, cultural, and ecological factors that lead to environmental degredation.
Environmental Policy - designing, analyzing and implementing environmental policies
Environmental Planning - urban and regional planning or environmental policy program development.
Environmental Law - specializing in rules, regulations, and principles that pertain to interactions of human society and nature.
Environmental Justice - leading movements and taking action to combat unfair environmental practices that occur in poor, and/or marginalized communities.
Environmental History/Literature - fiction and non-fiction writing about the environment and nature.
Environmental Advocacy - protecting the public from environmental hazards and protecting the natural world.
Environmental Archaeology - examines the ecological processes that took place in the past and the human decisions that may have affected them.
Environmental Chemistry - studying the bahavior of pollutants and their environmental effects on the air, water and soil environments, as well as their effects on human health and the natural environment.
Environmental Technology - remediation, mitigation, hazardous waste management, and environmental pollution prevention. Encompassing any field where technology is used to solve or prevent environmental problems.