The Environmental Studies program is designed to provide an integrated and interdisiplinary focus. As such, it both complements and embodies the Liberal Arts aim of combining strengths of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities to prepare students to be well-equipped citizens in an increasingly globalized world. Core requirements for Environmental Studies majors are designed to fit requirements for graduate programs in Environmental Studies or related fields while the electives allow students to specialize in their particular interests.
The learning goals of the Environmental Studies program are
- to understand the function of the natural world and its relation to human life
- to explore interactions between the environment and human culture and
- to utilize interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problems and situations