Why Environmental Studies?

Why study Bachelor's degree program Environmental Studies?

Bachelor study program "Environmetal Studies" in English is one of the few study programs created by the needs of the labor market. This program provides education in a world language which constitutes an essential communication tool both in multinational companies as well as international research teams. Summary of the study program "Environmental Studies" consists of integrating interdisciplinary scientific disciplines useful for the needs of the knowledge society in the international arena. This greatly differs from the single-subject bachelor study programs that do not provide a sufficiently broad basis for interdisciplinary approaches needed to practice. Graduates of the study program "Environmental Studies" will understand the characteristics and attributes of the components of the environment including humans. They also gain knowledge in interdisciplinary fields of study characterizing the basic biotic and abiotic components of the landscape such as botany, geology, zoology, geography, pedology, and hydrology. Their successors further improve their knowledge in the field of ecology, landscape ecology, biodiversity, chemistry, geochemistry, and protection of natural resources. Attention is also paid to environmental planning, sustainable development, and risk assessment of geological hazards. Graduates will be prepared for work-oriented rational land use, sustainable development, production and environmental protection, and geohazards assessment geopotential country as well as the preparation and implementation of projects related to geological, hydrological, biological and geographical environment components. A comprehensive study of basic subjects of natural sciences will allow graduates to be familiar with environment and be able to predict its development, especially in relation to human intervention in the environment. Graduated further acquire basic knowledge on the functioning and administration of the company, the needs and possibilities of the environment, learn the basics of management and legislation in force in geology in environmental protection. It can be applied in executing professional tasks in the field of protection and land use and nature.

One of the advantages of the study program is a relatively small target group, approx. 20 persons, allowing improved learning with focusing on individuals. In selection of applicants for study age as well as socio-economic status, gender structure, ethnicity, disability or origin, nationality, and other criteria that could be discriminatory, will not be determining. This target group will include graduates after passing the entrance exam.  In addition, a very similar specialized bachelor's degree program was created by this faculty in the past and provided the necessary expertise for the implementation of such programs. Therefore, this study program can be fully incorporated into the offer of an educational institution, thus enabling science higher education in the English language for applicants from Slovakia, 3but especially from abroad. Making quality education in a world language is the possibility for graduates in the international labor market and significantly increases their competitiveness.

Graduates of the study program Environmetal Studies receive the following skills:

- Good theoretical education in botany, ecology, zoology, geology, hydrogeology, soil science, geochemistry, chemistry, geography and computing;

- Solving scientific problems on a multidisciplinary level;

- Ability to evaluate obtained data correctly;

- Basic principles of intellectual property protection;

- Work with literature and electronic database;

- Professional English at a high level.