This program offers distinctive learning opportunities for students to pursue their passions both in and out of the classroom. We work closely with our students as they work toward their goals, and recognize that success isn't one size fits all. Above all, we hope our students engage in their learning and graduate ready to make a difference as local and global citizens.

Summer Research Fellowships

The environmental studies department offers two summer-research fellowships for students to pursue independent research. Past projects have included designing a new campus garden, conducting a feasibility study of green roofs, examining perceptions of climate change in rural Alaska, and comparing uranium mining in Kazakhstan and Southern Utah. Students have presented their work in art galleries and academic conferences around the country.

Environmental Studies Abroad

More than 20 percent of environmental-studies students study abroad. We work closely with the Office for Global Engagement to identify high-quality programs that meet our program goals and align with students' learning objectives.

The environmental studies program also has partnerships with two study abroad program providers: Round River Conservation Studies and The School for Field Studies.

Westminster Expedition

Birch Forest Campsite for Environmental Studies Group

During the 2017 Fall Semester, 16 students, two professors, and a program coordinator will load books, camping gear, and themselves into a couple of vans and hit the road for a semester-long tour of the American West.

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