Environmental Studies Major

The Environmental Studies curriculum robust and interdisciplinary. Majors complete foundation courses in the natural sciences humanities and social sciences, a professional skill acquisition course, three electives, and a capstone.

To ensure additional disciplinary depth, all Environmental Studies majors also fulfill the requirements for a complementary major or minor in another department or interdisciplinary program. Popular choices include Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Economics, English, International Studies, Finance, Marketing, Politics, Public Administration, Sociology, Anthropology, and several regional studies programs Students may double-count Environmental Studies courses toward these majors and minors as well as University core curriculum requirements.

Students who study abroad can work with the Program Director and their advisor to match courses taken overseas with Environmental Studies and core curriculum requirements. The Program also works with students to identify and prepare for internships in local and state government, non-governmental organizations, businesses, scientific organizations, law firms, media, and other locations. Students also have opportunities to take conduct research and do internships in locations around the world through Fairfield's study abroad programs.