SALINA, Kan. - Kansas Wesleyan University plans to offer a new environmental science major that will combine sciences with the study of social forces involved in environmental issues.
The new Environmental Sciences and Community Resilience will be offered on two tracks. One will include more natural sciences electives, while the other will emphasize social sciences such as public relations and marketing.
Psychology professor Steve Hoekstra says the school in Salina wanted to offer an environmental sciences degree that differs from most science-heavy courses at other schools. He says graduates will have enough science knowledge to speak intelligently on the subject, along with the skills to be an effective advocate.
The Salina Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Qrasjh ) the program will work with the Land Institute, an agricultural research facility near Salina.