Environmental Studies

A major in Environmental Studies develops a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of the earth and sustainability, while developing your ability to identify, research, and act on environmental and social justice issues. This program will build your academic and research skills, while considering the questions of worldview and faith.

With a foundation in natural sciences, students will gain knowledge of the underlying scientific principles and processes of environmental issues such as climate, soil and water systems, and ecology. By incorporating courses in the social sciences, students will learn how economic, political, and social structures interact with the environment and inform how natural resources are used. The humanities component addresses the question of how literature, philosophy, and theology can contribute to understanding problems and imagining possible solutions.

Environmental Studies grads are interested in developing a capacity for transforming knowledge into positive action for the benefit of the environment and society.
The Environmental Studies degree allows students to personalize their studies according to their interests, drawing on the many courses CMU offers that are directly or indirectly relevant to environmental studies.
Ecology I and II
The Genetic Revolution
Cells and Energy
Introduction to Global Health
Organic Chemistry
Just and Sustainable Food Systems

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