About Environmental Studies
The Environmental Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary concentration (the equivalent of a minor) which, in conjunction with a student's major program, provides a breadth of understanding of environmental issues along with depth in a single discipline. The program brings together eighteen professors from ten different departments, allowing students to explore environmental issues from the perspectives of anthropology, biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science, sociology, and religious studies. With the resources of the Brown Family Environmental Center and opportunities for field work in sustainable agriculture, students study global issues in local contexts. Increasingly, students combine the concentration in environmental studies with a major in international studies, focusing on the environmental issues of a specific country or region.