The Environmental Studies major and Environmental Policy minor
Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program that provides students with the cultural, political, and scientific background for careers focused on environmental issues. Environmental Studies is unique in that it unites a broad array of disciplines, and students take courses in the sciences and humanities in order to gain a broad understanding of human and environmental relations. The curriculum includes introductory coursework in Environmental Studies and requirements in Human-Environment Relations, Policy, and Scientific Literacy. The core of the curriculum is a series of upper-division applied research and design courses in which students gain analytical skills and engage with community- and field-based learning. Students design their own environmental projects through a team capstone and an individual research project. These opportunities allow students to develop expertise in a particular aspect of Environmental Studies and provide them with valuable field experience that prepares them for a wide variety career pursuits.
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Courses and research with a sustainability component
Over half of all Fort Lewis College departments and majors have courses with a sustainability component, including Adventure Education, Anthropology, Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, History, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, and Sociology.