Students can pursue a General Major in Environmental Studies, expanding upon the core courses required of all majors
with additional course work in the natural sciences, human culture and social institutions.
The General Major provides the flexibility necessary for those interested in the environment
but as yet undecided in their career path, or those interested in the humanities,
to pursue their interests and develop a broad base of knowledge in the field.
Alternatively, students can pursue a specialist degree in which they attain in-depth
knowledge of a particular area of study through completion of a Concentration in one
of three fields: Ecology, Environmental Policy, or International Environmental Sustainability. The Concentrations are designed especially for those who intend to pursue graduate
education in environmental science, environmental policy or law, or international
A student who wishes to pursue a disciplinary major, but would like to supplement
his or her education with coursework on the environment, should consider pursuing
an Environmental Studies Minor.
All students seeking an Environmental Studies degree should consult with the ES Director
early in their studies to determine which course of study is most appropriate for
achieving their desired goals. All ES majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad or off-campus.