Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies major equips students with the knowledge, tools, and opportunities needed to engage with environmental issues spawned from the dynamics of climate change, ecological degradation, globalization, economic activity, and societal values. Interdisciplinary programming covers science, policy, aesthetics, social, and economic aspects with options to emphasize any of those areas. Coursework, independent research, and internships prepare students with essential skills to solve complicated contemporary environmental problems.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J

Research and Internships

  • Matador Wildlife Management Area, Central Texas
  • Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Wyoming
  • Southwestern PA Environmental Health Project, Canonsburg
  • Civil & Environmental Consultants, Pittsburgh
  • Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment


  • Environmental consulting (reclamation, mitigation, compliance)
  • Environmental law/policy
  • Urban planning/sustainability
  • Environmental advocacy/education
  • Local/state/national/international agencies managing natural resources