Environmental studies is a strongly interdisciplinary program that combines natural science and social science and examines local, regional, national and international environmental problems in a holistic manner.

Faculty from 10 departments serve as instructors, advisers and research mentors in the environmental studies program. They will push you to tackle issues from multiple perspectives as you take courses through departments like botany, geology, economics, philosophy, government and sociology.

Environmental studies faculty areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Environmental studies as a natural science
  • Environmental economics
  • Environmental activism and its political impact around the globe
  • Marine pollution
  • Plant ecology
  • Restoration ecology
  • Ethnobotany
  • Culture, politics and the environment
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Freshwater and estuarine ecology

Meet the environmental studies program faculty and associated faculty by viewing their faculty profiles and seeing what area interests you!