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Professor of Environmental Studies
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
toll-free: (800) 456-9009
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Many Environmental Studies majors gain research experience outside the classroom. Some options include:
Students can get academic credit for doing an internships through the Center for Applied Liberal Arts at Eckerd.
Students can get academic credit for doing a research project by getting an Eckerd Environmental Studies professor to sponsor them.
Some faculty have grants to pay students to work with them on their research during the summer. In addition, students may apply during their sophomore year to be a Ford Scholar. This scholarship program provides a stipend, free housing during the summer after their junior year, and money for supplies or travel.
Sample Senior Theses
Environmental studies students design and complete senior theses in which they engage in original research projects. Some sample titles include:• "Adherence to the Marine Mammal Protection Act by dolphin-watching companies in Pinellas, Florida"
• "Movements of marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris) on Eckerd College Campus"
• "Nesting habitat selection of the coastal Least Tern"