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, and to access the Odyssey Program Guide, click here.
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
- Dr. Moran: Ecology, conservation, and entomology
- Dr. McClung: Animal behavior, ecology,
- Dr. Schneider: Plant evolution, taxonomy, and biodiversity
- Off-campus summer undergraduate research
- DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships
- NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate
Scholarship and internship program (Faculty Representative: Dr. Courtney Hatch)
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.
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.