As an environmental studies major, you will take full advantage of the freedom offered by the block plan to go on field trips lasting from 1 to 21 days. You’ll spend time in the field, gaining valuable skills and experience.

Local field trips

  • Examine monarch populations in local fields during the fall
  • Study water chemistry of Iowa streams
  • Investigate flood control measures on the Mississippi
  • Tour a wind turbine plant or wind farm
  • Core soils and glacial deposits at a nearby preserve

Extended field courses

As an environmental studies major, you'll have opportunities to join several extended field courses.

Boundary Waters Costa Rica