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STUDIES OR SCIENCES, CONCENTRATIONS
Studies
Sciences
In addition to the core you must focus
on a particular set of issues
• Sustainability, Community, And
Biocultural Diversity
• The Southwest Environment
• Globalization And Environmental
Change
In addition to the core you must complete
an emphasis in a particular discipline
• Administration and Policy (POS)
• Applied Geology (GLG)
• Biology
• Communications
• Environmental Chemistry (CHM)
• Environmental Management
Within each focus you must take three
courses each from natural
sciences/engineering (A), social
sciences (B), and humanities (C)
(FOR, GGR, PRM)
• Environmental Math & Stats (MAT, STA)
STUDIES VS SCIENCES CORE COURSES
Core courses in both
environmental
sciences and studies
ENV 230
Core courses for just
Environmental sciences
Core courses just for
Environmental studies
ENV 280
ENV 181
ENV 408/485
ENV 385W
ENV 301W
ENV 490C
ENV 326
POS 359
STA 270 or 275
(can use ENV 326 in any
focus)
COM 150
CHM 151 & 151L
(ENV 181 recommended
not required for Sciences,)
CHM 152 & 152L
ENV 326 can use in any
focus in studies
HUM 175
PHI 331
If you can’t decide, take ENV 181, 230, 326 and POS 359,
then decide
WATCH YOUR SCHEDULING
Most core courses are not offered every
semester (exceptions include ENV 490C, ENV
408/485, COM 150)
Core courses in the sciences follow this
sequence, which requires 4 or 5 semesters
to complete:
ENV 230 (fall) ENV 326 (spring) ENV 280 (fall)
ENV 385W (spring) ENV 440 (fall)
ENV 408 AND 485
We’re here to help, you do not need to do this
on your own
Most students find it to be the best part of the
program
ENV 408/485: WHAT IS IT ?
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408 Internship: practical experience with a
state, tribal, or federal agency, NGO or private
consulting firm
485 research project, designed together
with, and carried out under the direction of a
NAU faculty member
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Can be ENV, BIO, CENE, CHM, COM, FOR, GLG,
HUM, PHI, POS, SOC faculty
www.research.nau.edu/undergraduate/index.as
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ENV 408: THE INTERNSHIP OPTION
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theoretical/work experience in a non-academic setting (off-campus or
on-campus) in an appropriate agency or organization.
Supervision provided for the student at the place of assignment by a
designated on-site supervisor.
Designed to be supervised fieldwork
for those considering the job market and not grad school immediately
after graduation
The goal is to prepare you to enter a professional field and assist you in
developing your professional skills.
Serves as a guide in choosing a direction after graduation.
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may teach you that you want a career in another capacity or field
We expect that you will receive the broadest possible experience with
the organization.
fieldwork should occur after sophomore year and early enough for you
to take classes relevant for a comprehensive education appropriate for
your internship field.
ENV 485: THE RESEARCH OPTION
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Apply accepted research techniques to answer a proposed hypothesis or
question
Supervised by a university professor, researcher or professional in the field.
Original research you conduct under the supervision of a researcher in your
field.
You may plan a research project with a faculty member who is not in SESES
The goal is to introduce you to the planning, implementation and interpretation
of original research
The project should assist you in refining your focus on a particular study area
We expect that you will receive the broadest possible experience with the
cooperating faculty research supervisor
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we do recognize that the very nature of research is focused and specialized.
research should be original.
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work must be able to stand alone with a hypothesis to be tested
your supervisor may plan to use your data and your work may contribute to their
larger research agenda.
However, YOU MAY NOT simply be a lab technician.
ENV 408/485: HOW DO I START ?
Talk with faculty teaching your favorite subjects
Gather information from around NAU
Office of Sustainability
home.nau.edu/sustain/
Green NAU:
green.nau.edu/students/index.html
Ecological Restoration Institute:
www.eri.nau.edu/en/undergraduate
CEFNS internships and scholarships:
[email protected]
www.cefns.nau.edu/CurrentStudents/CareerCenter.php
ENV 408/485: NATIONAL INTERNSHIPS
Nationwide resources
greenjobs.net
jobs.oriongrassroots.org/
www.thesca.org/conservation_careers/
Ecolog: for jobs, graduate study and internships:
https://listserv.umd.edu/archives/ecolog-l.html
http://eco.org
Regional resources
City of Flagstaff
National Park Service, Flagstaff Area Parks
US Forest Service
US Geological Survey, SW Biological Science Center
International field experiences (envi studies students only)
ciee.org/program_resources.aspx
http://www.fieldstudies.org/
ADDITIONAL SEARCH STRATEGIES
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Career/Employment Offices and Career fairs
 College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
 [email protected]
 Coconino Career Center
 Janetta Beaumont, Program Coordinator, 522-7900 or 1-877-3586714, [email protected],
http://www.coconino.az.gov/careercenter/
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Networking: let your professors, friends, family, or other professional staff
know you are looking for an internship
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Engineers without borders (not just for engineers)
www.cefns.nau.edu/Groups/EWB/
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Internet Searches
 Company websites
 Internship websites
 Professional Organization websites (American Society of Civil
Engineers)
ENV 408/485: WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
Get ENV 408/485 Syllabus/Policies from the website:
www.cefns.nau.edu/Academic/EnvSci/ENV485408requirements.shtml
Schedule meeting with the Internship coordinator (Rod) to develop project
framework and contact supervisor. Prior approval is required.
For 485, identify a faculty member or researcher willing to supervise the
Research Project. For 408, ID your supervisor
Complete the internship contract, and obtain signatures
Register for academic credit, get permission # from ENV office or Rod
# of credits is based on a minimum of 50 hours of work for 1 credit: a minimum of 150 hours is
required for the 3 credit minimum
ENV 408/485
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WHAT HAVE STUDENTS DONE ?
Environmental Education at Kenai Fjords National Park
EPA San Diego Border Office and its Work with Native American Tribes
Environmental Internship with the City of Tempe
Soil Bioremediation of Sheep Dip Vats on the Navajo Nation
Renewable Energy Resources on Tribal Lands: Recommendations to the Air Pollution
Prevention Forum
The Relationship between Mist Frequency and Reproductive Success in Scaphyglottis
Acostaei
City of Flagstaff Household Hazardous Wastes Disposal Program
The Arizona Hydrological Society Internship: Hydrological Research from the
Academic and Federal Agency Perspectives
A New tool for protecting our Communities at the Wildland-Urban Interface, the Forest
Health Councils
Off-road vehicle Impact Surveys for the High Country Citizens’ Alliance
ENV 408/485 WHAT HAVE STUDENTS DONE ?
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Small-Scale Renewable Energy Systems Design and Implementation
Structure and Effectiveness of Student Internships in Non-Governmental
Environmental Organizations in Japan
A Large Carnivore Monitoring Program in Guadalupe National Park
Dispersed Campsite Monitoring in Dixie National Forest
National Park Service Resource Management and the USGS/NPS Vegetation
Mapping Project at Zion National Park
Monitoring Endangered, Threatened and Species of Concern in Coronado National
Forest
Long-Term Fire Histories in San Bernadino Mountains National Forest
Exotic Crayfish Populations in Fossil Creek, Arizona: Potential Impacts on Dam
Removal and Native Species
Atmospheric CO2 Influences on Mycorrhizal Symbioses
JOBS ?
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Employment of environmental professionals is expected to increase
by 25 percent between 2006 and 2016, much fasterthan the
average for all occupations. US Bureau of Labor Statistics
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job growth results from need to monitor the quality of the
environment, to interpret the impact of human actions on terrestrial
and aquatic ecosystems, and to develop strategies for restoring
ecosystems
Consulting firms: evolving from investigations to creating remediation
and engineering solutions
Non-governmental organizations: lobbying and environmental
education
State and federal regulatory and research agencies
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