Environmental & Sustainability Studies (BA/BS)
The Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENVST) program at the University of Utah offers students an opportunity to consider human-nature relationships across time and culture and at varied levels of environmental scale. Students explore the relationship between humans and nature from the perspectives of the natural sciences, the social and health sciences, and the humanities and fine arts. The ENVST curriculum includes courses in earth systems and social science, with an emphasis on human impact on the environment, policy making, ethics, community engagement, and sustainability; required internship and capstone courses further enforce these broad ENVST topics. The U’s program strives to foster an understanding of ecological systems and the consequences of human-environment interactions: through systemic analysis, peer learning, and community engagement, you will learn the importance of social responsibility, leadership, and having a science-based focus on solutions and integrated problem solving.