UMKC Catalog


Program Description
Environmental Studies Program provides students with the most innovative preparation in urban environmental issues and sustainability. The ES program engages a diverse student body with a strong foundation in environment and geosciences. It includes covering relationships between human beings and the environment. In addition to core courses in environmental science, environmental courses emphasizing the humanities and social sciences provide necessary balance for addressing physical Earth issues in a societal context. Undergraduate students gain essential life skills, an appreciation for complex environmental processes, and respect for the diversity of the urban environment in both Environmental Studies BA and Environmental Science BS degrees.

The department has offered geography and geology courses since 1934. The geography and geology programs of the Department of Geosciences include both bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees. The department also offers a master of science degree in environmental and urban geosciences (formerly the master of science in urban environmental geology degree). Students who designate geosciences as their coordinating discipline for the interdisciplinary doctoral program must meet admission and other requirements available from the department. See the School of Graduate Studies section of the graduate catalog for more information about doctoral programs.