This highly interdisciplinary major permits students to develop and exercise their individual initiative and motivation in environmental issues. The program teaches students to become informed and responsible citizens of the world by gaining the breadth and expertise needed to critically evaluate issues that concern local and global human effects on our natural environment and, subsequently, ourselves.
Graduates are able to enter a range of careers including: agricultural economies, public health, environmental assessment and planning, community development, public policy, and others.
The environmental studies (EVST) program requires students to complete coursework from science, economics, mathematics, humanities, communication and environmental studies.
Area of Concentration:
Each environmental studies student will work with an EVST advisor to develop a coherent and environmentally meaningful area of concentration. The area of concentration will consist of four to six courses and must be approved by the Environmental Studies Board.
The area of concentration can be selected from either Discipline-Based or Inter-Discipline Based tracks:
- Urban studies/regional planning
- Political science
- Religious studies
- Humans and the Environment
- Interdisciplinary Readings in Environmental Studies
- Principles of Ecology - or - General Ecology
- Chemistry in Context - or - Environmental Geology
- Environmental Policy
- Statistics - or - Methods in Decision Making
- Environmental Philosophy - or - Environmental History