Environmental Studies

[slideshow:  Spring 2013 ES 300 fieldtrip]

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary major for the student who wants broad training in environmental themes. Environmental Studies majors select a primary disciplinary focus in biology, chemistry, economics, history, or political science.

Majors take the junior qualifying exam in their home department, as well as a research proposal-based junior qualifying exam evaluated by the Environmental Studies Committee. 

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Environmental Studies Announcements

  • On March 19, 2015, Adam Sobel (Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University) will present a lecture titled "Superstorm Sandy and Climate Change: Predictions and Responses". His recently published book on superstorm Sandy covers the meteorology of the event, the preparation, the response and the implications for the future. Watch this space for forthcoming details on Prof. Sobel's visit in the spring.
  • Sophomore/junior environmental enthusiast? Consider applying for a Udall Fellowship: a nationally competitive student award. Look here and here for more info. Reed reviews applications each January.