Environmental Studies (BA)

Mount Holyoke College

Date Posted: July 26, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


The Environmental Studies offers six concentrations that allow students to: focus on the science and policy behind conserving biodiversity and ecosystem function; examine the structure and function of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; deepen their understanding of the relationship between global environmental issues and human well-being around the world; focus on the study of the political, economic, historical, and cultural forces that shape environmental politics; study the geology associated with environmental studies issues; connect the living world to the physical processes that shape the Earth and produced the geological record; and finally, study the effects of shifting cultural conceptions of nature on environmental change, how environments affect human communities and how environments are shaped through cultural and historical change.

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