Environmental Studies, BA

220 A. W. Smith Building
Phone: 216.368.3989; Fax: 216.368.3691
Peter Whiting, Program Director

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Major: Environmental Studies

Program Overview

Environmental Studies is a multidisciplinary program that introduces students to the societal determinants and implications of environmental problems. The program emphasizes the moral, cultural, and political dimensions of environmental problems and solutions as well as scientific understanding of the environment, bringing to bear the issues and methods of the humanities and social sciences as well as those of the sciences and the professions. The program is designed to serve the needs of students seeking a liberal education or a broad intellectual base for more technical training in environmental sciences. Students can pursue a major or a minor in environmental studies.

Undergraduate Policies

For undergraduate policies and procedures, please review the Undergraduate Academics section of the General Bulletin.

Accelerated Master's Programs

Undergraduate students may participate in accelerated programs toward graduate or professional degrees. For more information and details of the policies and procedures related to accelerated studies, please visit the Undergraduate Academics section of the General Bulletin.

Program Faculty

Peter Whiting, PhD
Professor, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences: Director, Environmental Studies Program

Timothy Beal, PhD
Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, Department of Religious Studies

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, PhD
Professor, Department of Philosophy

John Ruhl, PhD
Connecticut Professor, Department of Physics

Peter Shulman, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of History

Theodore Steinberg, PhD
Adeline Barry Davee Distinguished Professor of History, Department of History