Minor in Environmental Studies

Temple University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Minor
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary degree granted by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies, in the College of Liberal Arts. A separate degree--the BS in Environmental Science--is proferred in the College of Science and Technology. The B. A. can be completed at both the Ambler and Main campuses. Students majoring in Environmental Studies will be equipped with the scholarly background and intellectual skills to understand a wide range of pressing environmental issues, and they will come to appreciate the physical, economic, political, demographic, and ethical factors that define those issues. Among the many environmental problems central to our program are groundwater contamination, suburban sprawl, river basin management, environmental justice, and the greening of abandoned urban spaces.

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