Environmental Studies Department

Make Conservation Your Career!!!!

The Environmental Studies Department includes a major in Environmental Studies and and four Certificates of Specialization.  Our curriculum provides students with the opportunity to investigate a spectrum of natural resource disciplines and integrate those studies into applied field work.


Hallmarks of the program include:

  • getting students involved with hands-on applied projects,
  • working with local partners to influence conservation and decision-making,
  •  and capitalizing on our unique mountain landscape.

Check Us Out On Facebook!

The Environmental Studies Department at FRC has a broad-based curriculum designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers related to solving environmental and resource issues.  Surrounded by over a million acres of public forests in a watershed that provides much of California's water supply, FRC is uniquely situated to offer such courses.

From wars to the impact of spotted owls on forest management decisions to wildfire challenges, we are located at the focal point of many of today's hottest environmental issues.

Our major is designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions or field work.  Certificates of Specialization are designed to move students toward technical positions in field biology, forestry, hydrology or hatchery management.

If you care about the natural environment and would like to explore it as a career option, you have found the right program! 

Come study in our "million-acre classroom"!


Deer Collaring

Winter Ecology Field Trip

Sturgeon at the Hatchery