Based on the Hendrix faculty’s longtime awareness of the educational value of engaged learning, the Odyssey Program was implemented in the fall of 2005 to encourage all Hendrix students to embark on educational adventures in experiential learning. While the graduation requirement includes
the completion of an approved experience in at least three of the six Odyssey categories, the Program importantly allows students to learn more about themselves and the world around them. For more information, visit the
Odyssey Program Info Hub.
Below you will find examples of ways students pursuing a major or minor in this department or program have encountered Odyssey. Remember that these are only suggested opportunities; students are encouraged to propose their own creative Odyssey projects. Further, Odyssey experiences do not need
to be related to your major or minor.
Established Pathways to Odyssey through the Major
- EVST 498: Career
- EVST 497 Senior
Seminar SP Module
- EVST 497 Senior
Seminar UR Module
- ANTH 300 Ethnographic
Additional Examples of Past Odyssey Experiences
- ENGC 390 C1 Special
Topics: Poetry of Place
- Study abroad experiences
- BIOL 480 Field
Ecology (w/ lab)
- POLI 283 Model
- Galapagos Internship (see Dr. Schneider)
- Summer undergraduate research experiences under the direction of Hendrix EVST faculty members
- Dr. Hatch: Atmospheric chemistry and climate research
- Dr. Moran: Ecology, conservation, and entomology
- Dr. McClung: Animal behavior, ecology, conservation biology
- Dr. Schneider: Plant evolution, taxonomy, and biodiversity
- Off-campus summer undergraduate research experiences
- DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program
- NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship and internship program (Faculty Representative: Dr. Courtney Hatch)
Students may choose to receive either UR or SP Odyssey credit through EVST 497 Senior Seminar depending on whether the student completes a thesis or project as their capstone experience.
EVST 498 Internships must be processed through the Office of Career Services and approved in advance by the Environmental Studies program chair. The internship does not need to be done for academic credit.
EVST faculty members occasionally hold Odyssey Professorships that support unique and engaging Odyssey experiences related to the EVST major. Consult with EVST faculty or chair about potential options.
You are encouraged to work with EVST program faculty members to propose individual or group Odyssey projects.