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About the Department

The Department of Environmental Studies will prepare students to engage in holistic mission that calls humans to repentance, being reconciled with God, each other and the creation. The courses give students a scientifically informed understanding of the problems we face, and technical approaches to take. The courses will also give students a thorough grounding in Scripture to understand the current environmental and sustainability challenges the world is facing. The faculty present a blend of theological and scientific understanding.


Areas of Study

The Department of Environmental Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of areas including: 

  • Sustainable Environments
  • Environmental Sustainability Leadership


Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the programs in the Department of Environmental Studies can do the following:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the occurrence, exploration, exploitation of natural resources.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the dependency of human civilization on the exploration, exploitation of natural resources.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of how ancient people groups understood and related to the geology of the specific areas in which they lived.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and procedural aspects of land use and aspects of land use.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to formulate leadership solutions to complex environmental problems on a local and global scale.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Biblical stewardship of the environment