Environment & Society Degrees

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Environment & Society.

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

The curriculum in the Environment & Society degree program is meant to teach 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 course work offered by the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies places an emphasis on community engagement and the development of skills in written English.

The department will also offer separate minors in Environmental Studies and in Geography.


Environment & Society Minor