Environmental Studies

Hiram College was a pioneer in environmental studies, now one of the fastest-growing undergraduate programs in the United States., and it continues to be a leader and innovator in this field. Students who pursue an environmental studies major at Hiram are diverse in their interests and experiences, but share an underlying desire to help solve problems and change the world.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About the Program

Program Summary

Environmental studies examines natural and human systems and how they interact to shape societies, communities, and individual lives. Students in this program acquire the knowledge, skills, and expertise needed to understand socio-environmental issues, excel as professionals, and become effective systems-thinkers, problem-solvers, and agents of positive change. 

Image: Students studying at the bistro.

Career Paths

  • Government Agencies 
  • Environmental Management 
  • Ecology 
  • Law 
  • Wildlife Management 
  • Environmental Education 
  • Environment and Public Policy
  • Non-Profit 
Danae Wolfe

DANAE WOLFE ‘09 | Environmental Studies Major

“The beauty of the liberal arts degree is your ability to explore many areas of interest before taking a deeper dive into your major and minor areas of study. Embrace the unknown, and don’t be afraid to explore what interests you!”

Image: Students at the Field Station

Ways to Get involved

Hiram College has two field stations. Less than three miles from campus, the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station is an active research and educational facility. Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, we have a beautiful camp called the Northwoods Field Station.


Michael Benedict, Ph.D.

Conservation Director and Interim Director of the James H. Barrow Field Station and Northwoods Field Station, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

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