Forestry, geology, and environmental study are the emphases of the Department of Forestry and Geology at the University of the South.
Students analyze the physical, biological, and chemical components of the natural landscapes, and they also address the economic, social and political aspects of environmental issues as part of their study.
The department stresses work both within and outside the classroom, and trains students to integrate their field observations with theoretical concepts and analytical data.
Three majors are offered within the department: forestry, geology, and natural resources and the environment. Students may select either a B.S. or B.A. degree from each of these. Offerings available to both majors and non-majors include introductory to advanced courses in forestry and geology, including environmentally applicable coursework in hydrology, forest ecology, tropical forestry, resource management, and natural resource policy.
Source: Department Website August 2010