Environmental Studies

In the Classroom

Research the challenges we're facing as individuals and as a species
  • Undergraduate research and experiential learning are key pillars of the major, including summer research assistantships, internships, field experiences, and a capstone thesis project completed during the senior year.
Think critically from many perspectives
  • Majors choose from a range of environmentally oriented courses anchored in different disciplines - art, communication, ecology, economics, ethics, literature, history, sociology, and other fields.
Create & communicate system-wide solutions
  • The major is grounded in a core set of interdisciplinary courses that approach environmental questions in a variety of contexts: food, energy, gender, ecology, policy, and more.

Jack Grabinski  '23 (he/him/his)

"I enjoyed Intro to Geographic Informations Systems. In this class, I learned about cartography, working with geographic data sets, and making maps on the GIS software. I'm kind of a nerd for maps and working with data sets, so this class was a perfect fit for me."

Miriam Nelson '23 (she/her/hers)

"When you think you need it (and sometimes even if you don't), ask for help. Your professors can be your most important resource on campus, and if you ask, they may be able to assist you with whatever your questions or concerns may be.

Build meaningful relationships with mentors