The major (B.A.) and minor in Environmental Studies integrate perspectives of the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Students work with a diverse group of faculty from across campus to learn how to gather and integrate information about environmental problems from multiple disciplines, to think critically about the causes of environmental problems, to propose effective solutions and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and to communicate their ideas clearly. Graduates will be well prepared for roles as educated citizens who are especially well informed about the environment and for careers that require a broad range of knowledge about environmental issues. Students are eligible for internships and study abroad. The Program also offers a minor in Sustainability Studies, which builds on the unique definition of sustainability at UNCG, where “Academics, operations, and outreach are conducted with careful attention to the enduring interconnectedness of social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics.”
The Environmental Studies concentration is designed to provide students with a broad exposure to topics related to the environment and to provide knowledge and skills to address major environmental issues.