PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
The Environmental Studies Program at Washington and Jefferson College provides an opportunity to earn a Major or Minor in Environmental Studies. Students are presented with the tools, ideas, and opportunities to engage constructively with environmental and social issues spawned from the dynamics of globalization, human population, economic activity, and societal values. Accordingly, the process and goal of sustainable development is the integrative theme throughout the Program. Students in the Program study and interact with the environment from aesthetic, social, ethical, technological and scientific perspectives. Students are taught to be problem-solvers, applying critical thinking skills and creative imagination in analyzing complex environmental matters.
Several internship opportunities may be built into the Program, including
the Ocean Mammals
Conservation Association, Audubon Society
of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Civil
and Environmental Consultants, Inc. and various biologically-related
internships. Under the supervision of the Director of Environmental
Studies, some of these internships may be taken for independent study credits.
The program offers off-campus learning opportunities in Texas and East Africa. These courses emphasize practical applications of field methodologies and use of appropriate technology.
|The College is committed to improving the environment on campus and in the surrounding community. Through course-related activities and campus organizations, students and faculty are actively engaged in campus greening efforts that have recently received national recognition:|