The mission of the Department of Environmental Studies is to affirm and work within the broader mission of Huxley College -- interdisciplinary education for undergraduate and graduate students through diverse programs. Through the integration of the natural and social sciences, and allied professions, the Department endeavors to educate problem solvers who are able to meet the environmental challenges of our times.
Students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Environmental Studies approach environmental understanding and problem solving through diverse programs that examine interacting social and natural systems. By putting the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities into direct dialogue, the department’s curriculum is designed to help students make the intellectual connections and gain the practical skills necessary for building socially and environmentally sustainable futures.
The department enables students to pursue their interest in the environment through a diverse range of options. Major programs include specializations in environmental education, environmental policy, geography, and urban planning and sustainability. Joint programs, including environmental economics, and a range of minors, including Geographic Information Science (GIS), are also available. These programs direct students to specific environmental career paths or provide an excellent background for advanced study in education, law, natural resource management, public administration, and urban and environmental planning. The department also offers graduate degrees in Environmental Education and Geography.
See list of ENVS Majors for Fall 2012
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