Are You Ready To Take Your Studies Outside?
You feel most at home when you’re outside, and it just makes sense to take your college education and future career outside with you. Whether you’re studying the tiniest cells that make up the leaves of a plant, designing better camping gear, creating beautiful and functional landscapes, evaluating soils or growing better crops, you can put your love of nature to good use with one of these degrees.
Degrees for the Great Outdoors
Outdoor Product Design and Development
Prepare to develop and create innovative outdoor products with sustainability in mind. The degree incorporates soft goods and hard goods creating lucrative designers.
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
This major focuses on applying economic principles and the efficient allocation of natural resources such as minerals, oil and natural gas.
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
Develop your abilities to envision and design the places that define communities, such as parks, gardens and campuses.
Learn to manage and produce the plants that are critical to the success of the agricultural industry.
Climate scientists study the atmosphere, land and water and how their interactions impact life around the globe.
Residential Landscape Design and Construction
Students in this program learn about the design, construction and maintenance of residential and small-scale commercial landscapes.
Land, Plant and Climate Systems
Explore the physical, chemical and biological processes occurring at the Earth’s surface.
Natural Resource Economics (MS)
This degree focuses on economic aspects of solving environmental problems and developing sound natural resource management policies and practices.
Learn to design, construct and maintain water-efficient landscapes.
Toxicology (MS, PhD)
Focus your research on the important study of the effects of harmful chemicals with support from multiple departments.
Bioregional Planning (MS)
This graduate degree is designed to prepare future planners to analyze resources in order to make planning decisions for changing communities.
Plant Science (MS, PhD)
Work closely with faculty to study the biology, genetics, and management of plants and other issues related to agricultural and horticultural production.
Climate Science (MS, PhD)
Climate scientists study atmosphere, land, and the water cycle and how they interact.
Ecology (MS, PhD)
Ecologists study the relationships between organisms and their past, present and future environments.
Soil Science (MS, PhD)
Do research in the important fields of maintaining high-quality soil. USU is especially recognized for its work in water-related issues and digital soil mapping.