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Environment & Society Degrees

Environmental problems and society’s responses to the challenges presented by a changing environment are some of the most pressing issues facing our modern world. The interdisciplinary degree in Environment & Society prepares students to be informed citizens and for careers in environmental advocacy, policy setting and analysis, education, urban and resource planning, and graduate studies in a variety of disciplines.  

The curriculum in the Environment & Society degree program educates students about the fundamental role of interconnected, natural/living systems in supporting life and social well-being and the key threats to these systems and the challenges society faces in meeting these threats. In addition, students are exposed to the key methods and tools they will need to engage as professionals and citizens to promote the long-term health and vitality of ecological, social, economic, and cultural systems and to make informed decisions about environmental issues.

Curriculum in the Environment & Society major, as well as other coursework offered by the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, places an emphasis on community engagement and learning. Students are required to complete electronic portfolios.