Welcome to the Environmental Studies Department at Feather River College!
NEW - Learn more about our newly approved bachelor's degree in Ecosystem Restoration and Applied Fire Management!
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In an era defined by environmental concerns, a degree in environmental studies is your gateway to forging a meaningful impact. As our planet faces escalating ecological issues, your expertise will be pivotal in creating sustainable solutions. With an environmental studies degree, you'll possess the knowledge to address challenges ranging from climate change to habitat restoration, preparing you to contribute to a healthier and more balanced world.
Through our Environmental Studies programs, you'll dive into a curriculum that marries classroom theory with hands-on fieldwork. This dynamic approach cultivates your skills by engaging you in real-world projects, enabling you to actively drive positive change in natural resource management.
As a student in our program, you'll have the unique opportunity to:
- Collaborate with local partners to shape conservation strategies and influence decision-making processes.
- Seamlessly transition between classroom learning and practical experiences, building a robust skill set.
- Access internships and employment prospects while pursuing your degree, ensuring your path to career success is well paved.
- Immerse yourself in the breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountain landscape, gaining insights from one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.
Students in the Environmental Studies, Environmental Science and Certificate programs have a variety of career and educational goals. Many of them choose to continue their education beyond FRC, by transferring to other regional institutions.
Some Options Include:
- Humboldt State University is common next step for our students who wish to pursue four-year degrees in Wildlife, Forestry, Environmental Science and Management, Environmental Studies, Fisheries, etc.
- Chico State University is about 1.5 hours away from FRC and offers degrees in Environmental Sciences and Geography.
- University of Nevada, Reno is another regional school that offers degrees in Forestry, Eco Hydrology, and other related degrees.
- Other schools that have attract alums include UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and Sonoma State University.
Students will gain skills that will prepare them to work for federal and state agencies like the Forest Service, CALFIRE or California Fish and Wildlife; for private companies and contractors; and also for many non-profit organizations that work to advocate for and manage our natural landscapes and wild species.
Feather River College has multiple partnerships with local organizations to provide students with seasonal employment. Some of these opportunities include working with the Feather River Resource Conservation District, USFS, Plumas Audubon, Lost Sierra Food Project and more.
Are you passionate about making a tangible difference in our world? The Environmental Studies Department (ENVR) at Feather River College is proud to offer a Bachelor's degree program in Ecosystem Restoration and Applied Fire Management as well as Associates Degrees in Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, and six Certificates of Specialization – our programs are designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to address critical ecological challenges. These programs offer a great opportunity for aspiring environmental stewards like you.
At FRC, we recognize the importance of comprehensive education that not only equips you with expertise but also offers remarkable value. That's why we're thrilled to offer you the chance to earn not just one, but two degrees – an Associate's and a Bachelor's – all for under $11,000. Our commitment to accessible education means you can embark on this enriching journey without financial burdens.
Feather River College's ENVR Department welcomes individuals of all ages who share a common goal: to shape a better world through environmental stewardship. Our "million-acre classroom" provides the ideal backdrop for immersive learning, giving you the practical experience you need to make a lasting impact.
If you're ready to transform your passion for the environment into a fulfilling career, explore the possibilities with us. Your commitment to the environment can shape a brighter future for generations to come. Enroll today!
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