Why at E&H?

Students who love the outdoors often want to find a career where they can be out in it as much as possible. This is the place for that!

Geography

Our Geography students study the multiple forces that determine what places are like.  They learn all about climate, soil, geomorphology, mapping, land use, economic development, legal systems, hazards, migration, urbanization, geopolitics, and ethnic diversity.  They also learn to use Geo Info Systems (GIS). They go on to careers in planning, economic development, Geo Info Systems, resource conservation, land management, teaching, and recreation management. 

Environmental Science

Our Environmental Studies majors learn many aspects of Environmental Science and Policy. The course work includes Biology and Chemistry but focuses more on environmental problem-solving.  Courses include Environmental Monitoring, Environment and Planning, Wildlife Monitoring, Environmental Policy, and Research Experience.  They go on to careers in environmental protection, habitat restoration, wildlife management, recreation management, environmental research, and teaching. 

Food Studies

Our new Food Studies minor allows students to become proficient in organic food production while also understanding the food system as a whole - how it works, what needs to change, in order to provide healthy and sustainable food supplies for families while protecting the ecosystem.

Adam Taylor holds a rather unhappy adult blue jay captured with the mist net in Wildlife Monitoring class. Students learn to be careful not to hurt the animals they capture. Adam is still healing from the bite he got right after this photo was taken!Adam Taylor holds a rather unhappy adult blue jay captured with the mist net in Wildlife Monitoring class. Students learn to be careful not to hurt the animals they capture. Adam is still healing from the bite he got right after this photo was taken!

Geology Field Trip at one the Emory & Henry students' favorite spots - Buzzard Rock on Whitetop Mountain - one of Appalachia's rare bald ecosystems, over a mile high, on Virginia's second highest mountain, which is volcanic in origin.Geology Field Trip at one the Emory & Henry students' favorite spots - Buzzard Rock on Whitetop Mountain - one of Appalachia's rare bald ecosystems, over a mile high, on Virginia's second highest mountain, which is volcanic in origin.