Information for Prospective Students

Environmental studies students have positive things to say regarding the major. There are a number of students who are eager to describe their experiences, so read their interviews below to learn what makes the Environmental Studies program special.

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Recent Student Profiles


Katelyn Barclay '22

Katelyn Barclay '22 (she/her/hers)

"I had no idea what I wanted to do or even what the major entailed, but my time at CSBSJU has shown me the path I want to take."

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Collin Larson '22

Collin Larson '22 (he/him/his)

"I am looking forward to get out into the real world and take on whatever I am tasked to accomplished in order to make the environment a better place."

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Con Brady '22

Con Brady '22 (he/him/his)

"Having the arboretum right on campus is perfect for ES because we can have class in an outside setting or do research right on campus."

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Garrett Welsh '22

Garrett Welsh '22 (he/him/his)

"Any class with Troy Knight tends to be my favorite class."

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Jane Koll '21

Jane Koll '21 (she/her/hers)

"I really enjoy researching and learning about the benefits of spending time outside and interacting with the physical natural environment."

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Margeaux Pederson '21

Margeaux Pederson '21 (she/her/hers)

"College is not just about getting a degree; it's about finding yourself in the unknown and I definitely found myself through the Environmental Studies program."

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Brigit SS '21

Brigit Stattleman-Scanlan '21 (she/her/hers)

"I ended up picking ES because of how we are all related to it. We are all connected to the earth and have a relationship to her one way or another."

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Peeps '21 (they/them)

Peeps '21 (they/them)

"These professors, this department, the arboretum- they are all so unique. Take advantage of it."

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Madeleine Partch '21

Madeleine Partch '21 (she/her/hers)

"While studying abroad I immersed myself in new cultures and got an idea of what I want to do with my future."

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Rob McManus '21

Rob McManus '21 (he/him/his)

"Being able to identify trees by their bark is a major flex."

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Shae Olsen '21

Shae Olsen '21 (she/her/hers)

"I think that right now Environmental Studies is the most important and relevant subject."

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Will Matuska '21 

Will Matuska '21 (he/him/his)

"I think one of the best decisions I made early on was not to minor in a subject."

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Morgan Clark-Sager ('20)

"My advice is simple. Have fun. The program offers many classes with different subjects so that there is something for everyone."

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Jaden Bjorklund ('19)

"Be open minded and try to learn as much as possible. Get to know the professors because they will lead you towards success."

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Libby Ames ('19)

"My goal coming into college was to find something that I was passionate about, and I have found that in studying environmental issues."

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Zachary Fritz ('19)

"I was able to develop extremely valuable skills that I can apply to future internships or jobs."

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Older Student Profiles

morgan durbinMorgan Durbin ('18)

"Give yourself the opportunity to learn about environmental issues that you might not otherwise. Sustainability and the environment is complex, and you will be able to explore those connections as an Environmental Studies major."

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Skylar PeytonSkylar Peyton ('18)

"Take classes that make you uncomfortable, meet a porcupine if you can, and don't be afraid to walk into your professor's offices."

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Hudson Echelard

Hudson Echelard ('18)

"Get involved. Getting involved and staying involved is just as important as getting good grades!"

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Sarah McLarnan ('17) "The ES major exposed me to a variety subjects I might not have sought out on my own." Sarah receives $50,000 EPA Grant

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Madi Sundlof

Madi Sundlof ('16)

"By the end of the second week, I had learned more than I had in most of my other classes combined."

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Preston Zimney

Preston Zimney ('16)

"Go to class with an open mind and ready to take notes, because I feel the information you will learn is really interesting!"

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Tyler ThompsonTyler Thompson ('16)

"It is really personable being able to call your professors by their first name!"

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Steven PignatoSteven Pignato ('15)

"I would suggest choosing environmental studies courses that also fulfill common curriculum requirements."

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Erin Medevecz

Erin Medvecz ('15)

"Don't be afraid to take a minor that also interests you!"

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ashleighAshleigh Walter ('15)

"It is 100% okay to be undecided; do not feel pressure to pick a major right away--make sure it feels right to you."

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