Students studying environmental geography learn about environmental issues, resources, and management. They study this on a variety of scales (global, national, regional, local), and in different places and time periods. Students examine how we interact with the environment and how we perceive, use, transform, and manage the physical environment in different ways and are in turn impacted by changes to the environment.
Specifically, students study the effects of the use of the Earth's natural resources and with the economic, institutional, and ecological factors that affect, condition, and control the use of these resources. Students examine the various approaches to analyzing, evaluating, and resolving resource issues and conflicts.
Students also study the concepts, procedures, and methodology of Environmental Impact Assessment, as well as their effectiveness to promoting good environmental planning. Students also learn about environmental modeling, environmental management, forest management, water tesource management, and indigenous resource management.
As well as learning about the natural and social sciences, students also investigate complementary analytical techniques such as cartography, GIS, computer design, remote sensing, and statistics.