More Ways to Study Our Environment

As academic majors, Environmental Studies and Environmental Science have grown out of existing programs in response to our increasing awareness of, and urgent need to address, the hard questions we face about the health of our planet. Choosing to major in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or geology provides additional pathways to contribute to our understanding of environmental issues.


As a student of Anthropology, you’ll study the biocultural evolution and diversity of humans. You’ll do this at the intersection of the natural and social sciences, the individual and the collective, the past and the present. Through classroom work, field studies, and internships, you’ll get your hands dirty as you learn how to apply anthropological methods for solving real-world problems.


The Biology Department at Fort Lewis College prepares you for a variety of careers in biology and related fields, including nursing, medicine, and fields that support the health of our planet. Biology is one of the most popular majors at Fort Lewis College, and with the completion of the college's new Biology Wing, our students have access to modern, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Students in the Chemistry Department at Fort Lewis College learn modern chemical skills and knowledge to prepare for careers in environmental analysis, biotechnology, drug design, teaching, medicine, pollution control, engineering and more. Additionally, students may earn certification by the American Chemical Society by completing our ACS-certified curriculum.


By studying in the Geosciences Department at FLC is you'll benefit from resources and faculty expertise typically only found at a large university, but with the personalized attention and care that only a smaller institution can provide. What’s more, the surrounding landscape provides a limitless classroom for opportunities to roll up your sleeves and actually do some geology.

Regenerative Food Systems Certificate

Built on the pillars of fields with a more singular focus, our Regenerative Food Systems certificate program ties together food production, culture, economics, ecology and soil science, politics, and history to address food security, food sovereignty, and our relationship with the planet that feeds us.

Sociology & Human Services

Our Sociology & Human Services Department supports students' interest in sustainability issues through inquiry into the social and cultural factors involved in how we live in our environment. This approach establishes a strong foundation for work or graduate studies in sustainable community planning, law, and other careers that support a greener world.