About the Program

The Environmental Studies major and interdisciplinary minor require an understanding of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. These programs are designed to educate students in a broad class of issues related to the environment and humanity’s place in the natural world.

Students employ this interdisciplinary approach to develop a comprehensive understanding of the causes, consequences, and solutions to environmental problems. Experiential learning opportunities are available through service learning courses, the US/Brazil exchange program, the Chesapeake Bay program and the spring semester abroad.

You are encouraged to talk to the Director, Dr. Jim Kahn (kahnj@wlu.edu; 206 Holekamp Hall; x8036) early in your academic career in order to discuss the course of study most appropriate to your interests and career plans. We will be able to tell you more about the program and answer any questions you may have.