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2020-2021 Catalog

Environmental Science and Studies

Program Chair

Professor Germanoski

 

The study of the environment is inherently an interdisciplinary enterprise. Environmental inquiry rightfully belongs in the humanities through inspiration and expression in art and literature, philosophy, religion, and also in the social sciences in economics, policy and law, history, and anthropology and social inquiry, and certainly in the natural sciences and engineering. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to develop and foster interdisciplinary programs with a focus on environmental inquiry in both the humanities and social sciences as well as in the natural sciences and engineering. The A.B. in Environmental Studies focuses on studies in the humanities and social sciences and the soon to be approved B.S. in Environmental Sciences will focus more on the natural sciences and engineering.

The Germanoski Award is given to a student majoring in Geology or Environmental Science who achieves high academic standing through hard work and diligence and who demonstrates a particular interest in environmental systems, earth surface processes, or hydrogeology.

Environmental Science/Environmental Studies Courses