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Environmental Studies Program

College of Arts & Sciences

219 Graham Building


Committee Members

Susan Buck, Director, Environmental Studies Program

Aaron Allen, School of Music

Bruce Banks, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Erick Byrd, Department of Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality Management

Stephen Holland, Department of Economics

Karen Kilcup, Department of English

Bruce Kirchoff, Department of Biology

Jay Lennartson, Department of Geography

Bill Markham, Department of Sociology

Greg O’Brien, Department of History

Jennifer Paige, Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling

Mark Schulz, Department of Public Health Education

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 major 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 major 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.