Environmental Studies

Do you care about the environment? Are you passionate about recycling? Do you want to help protect the Earth's natural resources? The Environmental Studies program at HFC could be for you.

Interested in this program?

Why should I choose this program?

Our program provides an interdisciplinary approach to environmental problems at regional, national and global levels, and helps you acquire practical skills for solving those problems with ecological, social and geographical knowledge. You will possess the skills required for entry-level jobs in environmental-related industries and institutions, and have the foundation to pursue Environmental Studies at a four-year college or university.

What skills will I learn and improve?

  • Relevant theory in disciplines including;
    • Biology,
    • Chemistry,
    • Geography,
    • Geology,
    • Climatology, and
    • Economics.
  • Topographic map-making
  • Soil analysis
  • Scientific concepts

What are my career opportunities?

Median Salary

The Environmental Studies program prepares you for entry-level jobs in various environmental fields, and prepares you to transfer to a four year institution. You may have a future career in:

  • Environmental conservation;
  • Restoration and management;
  • Toxin/pollution abatement;
  • Environmental policymaking and more.

Program features and benefits

  • Participate in outdoor lab excursions.

    As an environmental studies student you'll have the chance to learn about local flora and fauna in experiential classroom settings. You'll be a part of learning about and maintaining the campus rain garden and more.

  • Get familiar with specialty lab equipment.

    You'll gain experience with lab equipment to prepare you for different environmental field-related jobs.

  • Strong transfer foundations

    You'll have the option of transferring into a variety of bachelor programs.


Lists the faculty associated with this program and their contact information.

Mary Parekunnel, Ph.D.
FT Faculty - Biology