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
Keynotes include Dan Misleh (Executive Director, Catholic Climate Covenant) and Caroline Brennan (Global Humanitarian Response Team, Catholic Relief Services). Special blessing offered by the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, J. Peter Sartain.
The summit is sponsored by Seattle University’s Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture (ICTC) and Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS); the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center (IPJC); the Archdiocese of Seattle; Earth Ministry; and St. James Cathedral. Registration for this FREE event is required by May 29; lunch will be provided. Register here and see here for more information. For questions, contact Jessica Palmer at ICTC: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-220-8270.
EVST senior Kasi Gaarenstroom wins spirit of SU award! On campus, Kasi is often seen helping fellow SU students navigate SU resources at the Redhawk Resource HUB Desk. As Director of Events for SU SEAC, Kasi has coordinated events including Fall Ball, Quadstock and dozens of programs each quarter. Off campus, Kasi has volunteered for the World School and the Northwest Outdoor Science School where she created a water system curriculum for 6th graders. Way to go Kasi!