At Seattle University, Environmental Studies students collaboratively engage with faculty, staff and the community to study and promote human-natural systems that are environmentally sustainable and socially just. In the Environmental Studies program, students will:
Learn the problem-solving, decision-making and communication skills needed to address today's pressing, contemporary environmental challenges
Engage with faculty from across disciplines to explore and understand the socio-economic, spiritual, ethical and biophysical complexities of human-environment systems
Integrate fieldwork and class work to investigate the social and ecological dimensions of sustainability
Specialize in a specific area of sustainability related to a professional field: Environmental Education and Communication; Politics, Policy and Justice; Urban Sustainability or Ecological Systems
Our cohesive program provides students the opportunity to conduct research with faculty renowned in their fields, work with practitioners and communities to address local and global environmental concerns, participate in experiential learning here in the United States and abroad and be part of our dynamic SU community through small classes, on-campus organizations and activities, and co-curricular events.
As part of the EVST curriculum, each student chooses to specialize in an area of environmental studies and sustainability. The specializations build upon the core EVST curriculum and prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed to develop your specific field of interest.
EVST students gain pre-professional experience while completing a required Environmental Internship. They engage with the global classroom developing knowledge of diverse cultures through study abroad, fellowships and undergraduate research.
Environmental Studies student Brandon McWilliams, ’21, wrote an article titled It’s our turn to fix the climate future we’ve inherited that was published in the Seattle Times Dec. 13th edition of the newspaper. Brandon wrote about climate change and how it is up to his generation to fix the problem. Bradon has also received the Washington Sea Grant Communications Fellowship, a program at which he will be given the opportunity to develop his portfolio as a writer and communicator as well as work on building bridges between scientific information and public understanding.
The winter newsletter from the Center for Environmental Justice is out now. Read about fellowship applications, campus sustainability, and much more!