The Environmental Science and Studies (ENVS) program provides a supportive yet challenging academic home for students who are passionate about the environment and who want to make a positive difference in the world. ENVS was previously called the Global Environmental Change and Sustainability (GECS) program.

Students may pursue a BS in environmental science or a BA in environmental studies, or they may complete the environmental studies minor. These interdisciplinary majors and minor introduce students to the Earth’s living and nonliving systems and how humans interact with and affect those systems. The ENVS curriculum is solution-focused, providing students with the tools they need to become the next generation of problem-solvers. Courses examine how the powerful tools of science and policy can be brought to bear on environmental problems and the challenge of developing a more sustainable and equitable society.