Feather River College is situated in the middle of the Plumas National Forest, which provides unlimited access to mixed-conifer forest, oak woodland, sub-alpine, and riparian ecosystems. We're also close to Lassen Volcanic National Park, Plumas Eureka State Park, and other public land. Our "million-acre classroom" is a great setting in which to conduct field experiments, study management approaches, and get immersed in nature.
The Environmental Studies program is particularly well suited to take advantage of FRC's access to public lands and ecosystems. Most of our classes include a field component, whether it be outdoor laboratories or extensive fieldtrips.
The Environmental Studies major curriculum consists of 11 core courses (30 units), a menu of electives (12 units). The Environmental Science major includes 7 core courses (25 units), and a menu of electives (10 units). The philosophy behind these curricula is that students gain broad exposure to the many facets of the field through the core, while having choices to match their interests through the elective offerings. Please see the full list of course offerings.