What You’ll Study
This interdisciplinary major starts with foundational courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy and Justice, Environmental Education, and Math. Then you’ll select from a wide range of courses based on your interests.
We’ll focus on how our current social and political systems affect the natural world around us and how we can work within those systems to combat the harm being done. Partnering with our local community, you will complete hands-on projects to make our area more sustainable. In doing so you will learn how to uplift people to uplift the planet, skills that you will use in your future career.
If your interest is in communication, education, and advocacy for environmental issues, you can choose to narrow your studies with the Environmental Education concentration.
Building on the core of the Environmental Studies major, you’ll focus on learning how to engage with diverse stakeholders for conservation. You’ll learn how to educate, communicate, and advocate for environmental solutions with diverse audiences from youth to adults.
Honors Program in Natural Sciences
Environmental studies majors can opt to participate in the honors program, which grants honors recognition on your degree. To graduate with honors, you must earn a 3.5 GPA, complete an independent research project or internship, and present your work to the faculty.