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Both programs guide students in understanding the implications of global climate change, the development of sustainable energy strategies, the challenges of maintaining biodiversity, the handling and disposal of hazardous materials, and managing risks associated with large-scale natural phenomena such as earthquakes, floods, and fires.
Students can choose between two programs: Environmental Science or Environmental Studies. Both programs take an interdisciplinary approach, combining natural science with sociological, ethical, political, and historical approaches to environmental analysis. We offer our students a curriculum based on a balance between the in-depth knowledge needed to tackle difficult environmental problems and the breadth necessary to view those problems from multiple perspectives.
Environmental Science & Environmental Studies