Students become specialists in environmental journalism by combining fundamental journalism skills with courses in science and the environment. Journalism majors learn about reporting, writing, editing, photojournalism, design, multimedia, video, ethics, and media law. In addition to the basics, students can specialize by taking six journalism electives that focus on science and the environment, including multimedia storytelling in science and technology, principles of science journalism, and issues covering the environment. Graduates work at science/environmental magazines, produce documentaries about the environment, communicate for environmental non-profits, and go to graduate school to become scientists who can effectively communicate complicated issues for the public.
Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy: The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education. The Center specializes in issues concerning environmental policy, immigration policy of the United States and indigenous nations policy.