Environmental Studies Major
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Study the relationship between our society and the natural world and examine the complex ethical, cultural, environmental, and political challenges this raises. Develop the analytical, rhetorical, and creative skills necessary to address the environmental challenges we face today and create sustainable strategies for the future.
Why Study Environmental Studies at Albion?
As an environmental studies major at Albion, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the complex relationships between natural and social systems. You’ll learn from faculty experts in geology, biology, anthropology, philosophy, and economics, among others, and design a path of study that matches your particular areas of interest. Then, you’ll translate everything you’ve learned into action through an environmental research project, community engagement project, or internship.
Join a team of field biologists monitoring the population of endangered species or learn about the development of environmental policy as an intern for a political representative. As an environmental studies major, you can gain concrete experience and pursue your professional goals as part of a for-credit internship. Internships are tailored to your interests, making them a personalized experience that enriches your educational journey.
Spend a semester in an urban environment like Philadelphia or Washington, D.C., complete course work aboard a sailing research vessel travel, or get a new perspective on American environmental policies by studying in another country. At Albion, you’ll have the opportunity to take your education further in an experiential learning opportunity either in the U.S. or abroad.
What will you learn as an Environmental Studies Major?
Starting from a foundation in anthropology, biology, ecology, and geology, you’ll study the human and natural world and the ways that cultures, language, and ideas intersect with the history, ecosystems, and habitats of the natural world.
You’ll learn how proactive policy and advocacy work can address the pressing issues we face today, like climate change and natural resource scarcity.
You’ll engage in critical thinking and discussion as you sharpen your problem-solving and data analysis skills.
- Science Journalist
- Environmental Policy Advocate
- Environmental Lawyer
- Environmental Policy Advisor