Environmental Studies

What it's all about

Environmental studies is the study of human interaction with the environment. This is an interdisciplinary field that pulls from politics, economics and sociology, as well as from traditional sciences such as chemistry and biology. An examination of the urban environment as well as the natural is also included in environmental studies.

Overall, environmental studies looks at the connections among many systems including economics and natural resources, legislation and pollution, and climate change and tourism industries. These relationships and others must be fully understood to address environmental issues at local, regional and global levels.

You might take classes such as:

  •  Conserving Biodiversity
  •  Exploring Environmental Issues
  •  Pollution and Ecology Lab
  •  Individual Research Problems
  •  Team Problem Solving in Environmental Studies

Graduates of this major go on to:

  •  attend graduate school and law school
  •  work in labs or conduct fieldwork
  •  specialize in environmental planning