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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Environmental Studies

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Stephan Bullard (Hillyer College)
Susan Grantham (Communication)
Edward Gray (Chemistry)
Jane Horvath (Economics)
William Major, Director (Hillyer College)
Katharine Owens (Politics and Government)
Laura Pence (Chemistry)
Manfred Striefler (Physics and Computer Science)
Dennis Wasko (Hillyer College)
Bin Zhu (Biology)

The purpose of the interdisciplinary environmental studies minor is to provide students with an opportunity to better understand environmental issues and to contribute more fully to modern society. The program is designed to foster an appreciation for science, social science, and humanities attitudes and approaches to studying the environment. This approach involves problem solving and decision making, skills that will continue to increase in importance for college graduates. Additionally, an environmental studies minor provides students with experience in an interdisciplinary setting. Graduates are able to analyze environmental issues, to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of those issues, and to propose comprehensive solutions to environmental problems.

Environmental Studies Programs

Students interested in majoring in environmental science or environmental studies are advised to consult one of the faculty members listed above about developing a contracted major of study. This program allows students to propose their own major if an existing traditional major does not exist or meet their needs. Applications are available in the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.