Environmental Studies Department
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    Seattle University offers an interdisciplinary program in Environmental Studies that includes natural science, social science, and humanities and emphasizes social and environmental justice and fieldwork. Here are just a few of the questions students address as Environmental Studies majors at Seattle University: How do ecosystems work? What is the connection between poverty and pollution? What can individuals, cities and countries do to curb climate change and tread more lightly on the Earth? Does nature have intrinsic value?  Can a more sustainable lifestyle lead to a more meaningful life?

    The Environmental Studies major combines the expertise of professors from 17 departments, as well as education abroad programs, to look at humanity's relationship to the environment through many lenses, including ecology, politics, history, philosophy and religion. By allowing students to specialize in one of five areasEcological Systems; Environmental Education and Communication; Politics, Policy, and Justice; and Urban Sustainability —the Environmental Studies Program helps students find their place in this vast, compelling field and discover where they can make a difference as stewards of the Earth.

    Program Benefits

    • Undergraduate, interdisciplinary Environmental Studies degree
    • Personal attention from faculty
    • Undergraduate research opportunities
    • Choice of specializations
    • 150-hour internship
    • Opportunities for education abroad
    • Community engagement
    • Located in Seattle, WA, a leader in environmental research and policy
    Degrees Offered
    BA Environmental Studies with a Specialization in Ecological Systems 
    BA Environmental Studies with a Specialization in Environmental Education and Communication
    BA Environmental Studies with a Specialization in Politics, Policy, and Justice 
    BA Environmental Studies with a Specialization in Urban Sustainability 
    Minor in Environmental Studies



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