Environmental Studies Bachelor

Lawrence University

Date Posted: April 12, 2018
Submitted by: Jade Chalkley
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


Students in the major share a common sequence of core courses, beginning with introductions to environmental science and policy through an intermediate level practicum and culminating with the senior capstone. Throughout the curriculum, majors are exposed to different perspectives on and tools for understanding the environment including those from the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. In addition, all students are required to take advanced courses in one department to provide disciplinary depth. The field experience requirement ensures that students get out of the classroom to put their academic work into practice. The Senior Seminar (ENST 650) is the culmination of the environmental studies major and serves as the program's capstone.