On the Radio: Clarke University adds environmental studies program

Dubuque, Iowa, home of Clarke University (John Kunze / Flickr)
Dubuque, Iowa, home of Clarke University. (John Kunze / Flickr)
November 10, 2014

This week’s On the Radio segment looks at Clarke University’s new environmental studies program. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

Transcript: Clarke environmental studies

A new environmental studies program at Clarke University in Dubuque aims to prepare students for careers in environmental sciences.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job demand for environmental scientists and specialists is expected to grow 15 percent between 2012 and 2022. To accommodate for this demand, Clarke University will offer students a four-year environmental studies major beginning in the fall of 2015.

The new interdisciplinary major aims to prepare students for a whole range of careers from botanists and ecologists to conservationists and environmental educators.

Last year Clarke University opened its 13-million-dollar Center for Science Inquiry. The three-story facility provides integrated labs and classrooms for various science courses.

For more information about Clarke University’s new environmental studies major, visit IowaEnvironmentalFocus.org.

From the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, I’m Jerry Schnoor.


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