ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MAJOR

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Environmental destruction, exploitation, unprecedented loss of species diversity, and global climate change all have potentially catastrophic long-term ramifications for human health and social justice. The environmental studies major provides a comprehensive and in-depth education in the study of the ecology of natural ecosystems and the processes by which humans influence, exploit, evaluate, value, mitigate and restore their environment.

Society needs professionals who understand the environment and the political, social, economic and ethical issues related to protecting it. Marquette students in this interdisciplinary major benefit from the combined strengths of multiple departments including biology, chemistry, economics, English and political science.

Students who major in environmental studies have the freedom to shape their degree by choosing 15 of their courses from a list of electives. Select courses to match your interests like global aid and humanitarianism, environmental history, philosophy of the environment, development economics and biological anthropology.

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In the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, we’ll prepare you to take action with confidence and compassion. During your time here, you’ll become an innovative thinker, a visionary leader and a mind ... Read More

In the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, we’ll prepare you to take action with confidence and compassion. During your time here, you’ll become an innovative thinker, a visionary leader and a mindful contributor to all that you do. With 14 academic departments offering over 40 majors and minors, we are the largest college at Marquette University. We provide undergraduate and graduate programs in interdisciplinary studies, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. We encourage you to look at our interactive college viewbook to learn more about the opportunities that will help you grow in the classroom and out. Read less