Exploring Majors: Environmental Studies

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What is Environmental Studies?

Environmental Studies focuses on the interactions between humans and environments, drawing on social science, natural science and the humanities to understand and address environmental issues. The Environmental Studies program offers a BA in Environmental Studies, a minor in Environmental Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management. Environmental Studies programs consist of a flexible and individual course of study. Internship, research, and study abroad opportunities develop skills and leadership for careers in environmental policy, sustainability, conservation, education, or consulting.

What makes Environmental Studies Unique?

  • We have an engaging teaching team and small sizes classes to approach solutions to real world issues in an academic setting.
  • Want to know what Environmental Studies majors do? Meet Angela Fengwho recently partnered with artist Macklemore in the cleanup of the Duwamish River near South Park.
  • All student participate in a yearlong Capstone project focused on an internship with an environmental organization.   Examples of our Capstone projects include topics such as Protecting our Local Water Bodieswith Puget SoundKeepers Alliance or Rain Garden Outreach with Stewardship Partners.

How can I meet with an adviser?

Advising is available throughout the year.  To schedule an appointment, contact an Environmental Studies adviser today.

You can contact your adviser by phone at: 206.616.1208 or e-mail at: poeadv@uw.edu


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