Environmental Studies Program
College of Arts & Sciences
219 Graham Building
Susan Buck, Director, Environmental Studies Program
Susan Andreatta, Department of Anthropology
Environmental studies is an interdisciplinary field fostering understanding of the natural physical and biological setting in which life on Earth exists. It integrates scientific study of ecosystems, pollution, climate, energy, and other environmental and natural resource matters on a global, regional or local scale with cultural and policy-related study of politics, economics, sociology, history, and law.
The Environmental Studies minor is designed to provide students with a broad exposure to topics related to the environment and to provide knowledge and skills to address major environmental issues. Students interested in the minor should work closely with their advisors to ensure that they meet prerequisites for upper division courses. In particular, students planning to take upper division biology courses should register for BIO 111/112 rather than for BIO 105/105L.