What will I learn?

The Environmental Conservation and Society major is a good choice for those who like the environment and working with people. You'll get to help protect the environment while educating others and getting them excited about nature as well. This major addresses scientific environmental concerns while also focusing on the social and human elements of ecosystem management. In a sense, it is a blend of life sciences and social sciences. You'll graduate with a sense of stewardship and land-use ethics, prepared to take an active role in finding new and better ways to conserve, use, and sustain the world's vital natural resources and places.

The major is very interdisciplinary, pulling class options from across several disciplines, including, but not limited to: Biology, Communications, Economics, Education, Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Forestry, Geospatial Analysis, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Political Science, and Sociology. The major is built primarily through restricted electives in these areas, giving students a lot of flexibility to tailor it to their goals and interests.

Career options

Environmental educator/conservation education specialist
Nature camp manager
Nature guide/tourism operator
Park ranger
Public affairs specialist
Policy advisor
Non-profit consultant

Majors

  • Recreation and Tourism Management
  • Environmental Education and Outreach
  • Leadership and Sustainability

Which department am I in?

College of Natural Resources and Environment

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$30,867.00 per year
International Student Fee: USD $550

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,

BLACKSBURG,

Virginia,

24061, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must complete: 3 units of math (includes algebra I, geometry, and algebra II), 2 units of laboratory science (chosen from biology, chemistry or physics), additional academic units (foreign language is highly recommended). Some majors have other requirements, such as an additional year of advanced math or lab science. Most students who are selected for admission have completed more than the minimum requirements and have at least a B+ grade point average.

For international students

Before you can be considered for freshman admission, you must complete:

3 units of math (includes algebra I, geometry, and algebra II)
2 units of laboratory science (chosen from biology, chemistry or physics)
additional academic units (foreign language is highly recommended)

Some majors have other requirements, such as an additional year of advanced math or lab science. Most students who are selected for admission have completed more than the minimum requirements and have at least a B+ grade point average.

English Language Requirements:

Students taking the IELTS must obtain a score of at least 6.5, with no sub-score below 6.5 to be considered for admission to Virginia Tech. Students taking the PTE must obtain a score of at least 53. Depending on the type of TOEFL used, Virginia Tech expects students to have scores of: Internet-based test: at least 80, with no section sub-score less than 16; Computer-based test: at least 233; Paper-based test: at least 550. Application Deadline: Fall - January 15 (Regular Decision).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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