Environmental Studies seeks to (1) evaluate the nature and magnitude of environmental and climatic change at local, regional, and global scales; (2) understand and explore solutions to energy challenges; and (3) assess the impact of environmental, climatic, and energy challenges on society and contribute toward the development of a public policy that promotes sustainability.
Environmental Studies offers both a B.A. and a B.S. degree for a major in environmental studies. The major in environmental studies is designed primarily for students seeking a career in identifying the causes, scales, and remediation and mitigation approaches to major local, regional, and global environmental problems. Each student must complete the required courses of the major along with an emphasis field. Courses used to satisfy the requirements for the major may have prerequisites that are not part of the major curriculum. Several university departments participate in the major in environmental studies including anthropology, biological sciences, geographic and atmospheric sciences, geology and environmental geosciences, history, industrial and systems engineering, philosophy, political science, sociology, and technology.
Environmental Studies Faculty
Holly Jones, Ph.D., Yale University, assistant professor in Biological Sciences
Melissa Lenczewski, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, associate professor in Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Kevin Martin, Ph.D., Missouri University of Science and Technology, assistant professor in Technology
Emily McKee, Ph.D., University of Michigan, assistant professor in Anthropology