Citizens of the 21st century need a truly broad foundation to deal with the complexities of current environmental issues. Environmental Studies is the interdisciplinary major that draws on the diverse perspectives of the liberal arts tradition to provide such a foundation. The program integrates frames of references from the natural and social sciences and the humanities in order to understand the interrelationships between science, society, technology, culture, and nature. This major recognizes the urgency of an interdisciplinary approach to solving problems such as resource depletion, overpopulation, habitat loss, environmental degradation, pollution, and ultimately the loss of biodiversity. It is hoped that this program will engender a critical understanding of the interdependencies of all life and the necessity of moving human society toward sustainability.
Major(s): Environmental Studies
Minor(s): Environmental Studies