The future depends on urban and rural landscapes that are environmentally sustainable and socially just. Seattle University Environmental Studies students:
Learn the problem-solving, decision-making and communication skills needed to address the pressing problems of climate change, urbanization, waste, water, energy and food systems
Specialize in a specific environmental field
Engage with faculty from across disciplines to assess the social and ecological dimensions of sustainability
Gain real world pre-professional experience
Social and ecological sustainability requires an holistic approach to problem solving.
Environmental Studies coursework in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to critically assess and address complex environmental challenges.
All students complete the Environmental Studies Core (58 credits) and an Environmental Specialization (20 credits).
As part of the EVST curriculum, each student specializes in a specific area of environmental studies and sustainability. The 20 credit Specializations build upon the Environmental Studies core and prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed to develop your specific field of interest.
Gain pre-professional experience while completing a required Environmental Internship
Engage with the global classroom where you will develop knowledge of diverse cultures while viewing your own culture through a new lens
Broaden your experience through fellowships and undergraduate research
Connect with resources to aid in your career planning and job search
Explore options for graduate education and learn about schools chosen by recent SU EVST graduates
Join us this Earth Month in observance of Earth Day 2018 as we work towards earth justice and sustainability!
Want to have fun, care for the planet and our communities, and win some awesome prizes? Register yourself or sign up with a team of up to 8 for the 3-week EcoChallenge, April 9-29! The event is open to SU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
You will be challenged to make simple lifestyle changes, advocate for the issues that matter to you, and learn something new related to each week's theme:
We are lining up a series of wonderful events and ways you can participate! Compete for a chance to win a prize at the end of each week! Register here and refer a BUDDY to collect a bonus point!
Check out the latest Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability Newsletter