The Environmental Studies Department offers both a major and a concentration. The major provides overview courses, breadth and depth components, and a capstone project in the senior year. The concentration gives students a broad exposure to a range of environmental issues. Both the major and the concentration use multiple disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in addressing the complexity of environmental studies today, from local concerns to national policies to global problems and their solutions.
The Environmental Studies major is available to students beginning with the class of 2014. The deadline for declaring the concentration is December 1 of the junior year. For both majors and concentrators, early planning is essential.
Insect Pollinators Cakey Worthington ('13) and Corinne McCullough ('14), along with Dr. Chris Paradise, spent the summer studying the effects of land cover patterns surrounding parks on the biodiversity of insect pollinators in the parks.