Undergrad Program Description


What can an Environmental & Sustainability Studies major do for you?

Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENS) is an interdisciplinary field that prepares students to analyze complex environmental problems from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Students tailor their coursework by choosing one of three areas of expertise: Economics, Environment, or Society. ENS students gain critical thinking, problem-solving, written and oral communication skills to understand and help solve the world's environmental challenges. ENS students can also pursue "engaged scholarship" where they conduct rigorous, applied, solution-based research in partnership with local organizations (nonprofit, public, or private). As a result, each ENS student is well-prepared to work in the field of sustainability as well as contribute to a more sustainable future. 


Environmental & Sustainability Studies majors are able to:

  • Analyze complex environmental and sustainability issues from a variety of perspectives
  • Critically analyze and address environmental challenges
  • Effectively communicate environmental and sustainability issues and solutions through scientific and non-scientific writing
  • Recognize and engage in practices that work toward social and environmental justice

Environmental & Sustainability Studies Majors go on to work in:

  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Green Entrepreneurship
  • Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Management
  • Environmental and Sustainability Education
  • Environmental and Conservation Non-Profit
  • Environmental Journalism
  • Environmental, Sustainability, Climate Change, and Conservation Policy
  • Waste Management and Mitigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Green Infrastructure and Design
  • Clean Energy Systems

Do you intend to make a living by helping shape our environmental future? Choose ENS!


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