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Conservation / Environmental Sciences

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Conservation / Environmental Sciences

Sustainability, conservation and green practices are becoming more and more prominent in both our personal and professional lives. Whether you wish to pursue a career in this field or have a general interest in how to best care for the earth, Stratford's course is a great place to start.

Stratford’s Conservation/Environmental Science covers a variety of topics, including ecosystems, biodiversity, renewable energy, pollution and much more.

With the ability to train at home in your spare time, this course is ideal for anyone looking to self-educate or for those sincerely interested in learning more about an environmentally driven career.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for conservation workers is $30,640.*

Introduction to Environmental Protection, Natural Systems and Human Systems
• Environmental Science and Critical Thinking
• Environmental Protection and Sustainability
• Understanding the Root Causes of the Environmental Crisis
• Principles of Ecology: How Ecosystems Work
• Biomes and Aquatic Life Zones
• Self-Sustaining Mechanisms in Ecosystems
• Human Ecology: Our Changing Relationship with the Environment
• The Population Challenge
• Measuring Population Growth and Its Impact
• Stabilizing the Human Population: Strategies for Sustainability

Resource Issues: Solutions for a Sustainable Society
• Creating a Sustainable System of Agriculture to Feed the World’s People
• Preserving Biological Diversity
• Grasslands, Forests, and Wilderness: Sustainable Management Strategies
• Water Resources: Preserving Our Liquid Assets and Protecting Aquatic Ecosystems
• Nonrenewable Energy Sources
• Foundations of a Sustainable Energy System: Conservation and Renewable Energy
• The Earth and Its Mineral Resources
• Creating Sustainable Cities, Suburbs, and Towns

Learning to Live with the Earth’s Carrying Capacity
• Principles of Toxicology and Risk Assessment
• Air Pollution and Noise: Living and Working in a Healthy Environment
• Global Air Pollution: Ozone Depletion, Acid Deposition, and Global Climate Change
• Water Pollution: Sustainably Managing a Renewable Resource
• Pests and Pesticides: Growing Crops Sustainably
• Hazardous and Solid Wastes: Sustainable Solutions
• Environmental Ethics: The Foundation of a Sustainable Society
• Sustainable Economics: Industrial Nations
• Sustainable Economic Development: Developing Nations
• Law, Government, and Society

This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021 Edition
Who should take this course?
Anyone with even a little interest in sustaining the earth and preserving the environment will find this course interesting! The comprehensive curriculum was designed to cover a broad range of topics and interests for the career-minded as well as those looking to self-educate.
Conservation Environmental Sciences Program

"The coverage of timely environmental issues in the course have been very helpful."

Christopher C.

"What an excellent program!"

Monica H.