"The University, through its policies, programs and practices, is committed to diversity,
social justice and environmental sustainability" – Illinois Wesleyan University Mission
Environmental Studies examines issues that arise from the interaction of human beings
with the natural world.
At Illinois Wesleyan, our interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program is designed
to educate a new generation of students who are critical and creative thinkers, committed
to advancing environmental sustainability both locally and globally.
We offer both a major and minor degree - with four unique ways to complete the major. Students can pursue a General Major or choose one of three areas of concentration: Ecology, Environmental Policy or International Environmental Sustainability.
Our students acquire a solid foundation in ecological principles, earth science concepts
and scientific causes of today's environmental challenges, as well as the institutions
- cultural, political, and economic - and ethical dimensions through which to tackle