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Environmental Studies, Department of


The mission of the Department of Environmental Studies is to provide students the knowledge and tools they need to move us to a more sustainable society. We offer a rigorous, interdisciplinary approach to studying and managing the environmental issues that face us today. Our department has been granting degrees and training environmental professionals for over 40 years. We offer three undergraduate degrees-a BS, a BA and a BA in preparation for teaching-and a Master of Science degree. Students experience hands-on learning, especially through our many field courses. Our majors gain leadership skills through the Center for Development of Recycling, the Environmental Resource Center and our internship program. We work hard to connect our students with careers and our graduates fill positions in sustainability fields including environmental impact assessment, habitat restoration, energy, water resources, environmental education, sustainable agriculture, park management, environmental regulation/policy, and integrated waste management and recycling.

Environmental Studies Honors Program

Students with a departmental GPA of 3.5 or above are eligible to participate in the honors program. Eligible students should contact a faculty member in the Environmental Studies Department to sponsor their honors project, which then will be presented at the honors colloquium. Students must enroll through their sponsor in ENVS 193 while conducting the project.