An Environmental Studies major or minor teaches you to analyze complex environmental issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

In the classroom or laboratory, at an internship or on a service-learning project, in the comfort of the library or under demanding field conditions, you’ll learn to approach environmental issues with an open mind, examine alternatives carefully, and write and speak effectively.

You’ll gain field experience in locations such as:

  • Mines in coal country and agricultural farms in Pennsylvania
  • Forests of the world-famous Gettysburg National Military Park and the Appalachian Mountains
  • Beaches of North Carolina’s Outer Banks
  • Decision-making centers of Washington D.C.
  • Headquarters of national news agencies
  • Renowned film festivals
  • Summer offers you a departmental field course on the Rocky Mountain West, as well as regional, national, and international internships and research opportunities.

Each of our faculty actively involves students in their research–an essential part of the most comprehensive environmental program among nationally ranked liberal arts colleges.

You’ll finish the program prepared for graduate study or careers in environmental science, management, and communication, law, public policy, environmental humanities, urban planning, geographic information systems (GIS), the nonprofit sector, and other fields.