ENV

For Students

Prospective Students

Are you motivated to make the world a better place?  Do you love animals? Like to be outdoors? Care about nature?  Are you driven by a sense of ethics with regard to how people treat the environment?  Do you want to fight for social justice?  Do you want to work to reconnect humans with nature?

Do you have broad ranging academic interests? Having a hard time committing to a single major? Want to double major or add on a minor? Do you want great flexibility when it comes to jobs, careers, and furthering your education after you graduate from UNCG?

If so, then UNCG’s Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program is the place for you!

The best thing to do if you are curious about the program is to talk with the director, Dr. Aaron Allen. You can also check out the requirements for the degrees in Environmental Studies (major and minor) and in Sustainability Studies (major and minor) as well as our flexible concentration (for students with a 3.30 GPA in the junior year) in Environmental & Sustainability Studies.

Students in the Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program regularly major and minor in other fields, both because it is easily done (many of our classes “double dip” in general education and other majors/minors) and because it is useful (especially for some career paths). Common coordinate degrees include Geography, Biology, Political Science, Sociology, Interior Architecture, Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality, Business, Economics, and many others.