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Why Choose Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies program strives for a broad understanding of the relationships between humans and the environment. Here, you'll explore and cultivate the skills necessary to search for long-term, sustainable solutions on the local, regional, national, and international levels to environmental problems such as climate change, population growth, energy and peak oil, resource shortages, loss of biodiversity, and unsustainable production and development.

Why Choose Environmental Studies at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College's location in the American Southwest's Four Corners region -- a crossroads of deserts, canyon lands, and mountains -- is the ideal setting for studying issues such as energy production, local farming, water conservation, natural resource management, national parks, public policy, land use, urban planning, and more. Also, our proximity of four Native American nations offers significant opportunities to study environmental issues on tribal lands.

Our small classes and our strength in field-based, experiential education mean you get an individualized education from our expert faculty and exposure to environmental professionals from various entities. Because our faculty's focus is on teaching, they work closely with their students, taking pride in keeping their office doors open, being involved in their students' progress, and tailoring their assistance to each learner's needs

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