News & Announcements Archive


Major and Minors Social-Academic Gathering

All ENVS Major and Minors are invited to attend our first screening of the 22-23 academic year on November the 4th with hors d’oeuvre to be served beginning at 6:30 pm.


Dr. Jerry Burgess Selected as New Director of the ENVS Program

Dr. Jerry Burgess Selected as New Director of the ENVS Program
After six years as Director of the ENVS Program, Dr. Rebecca Kelly is stepping down to take an early retirement. The program is delighted to announce that Dr. Jerry Burgess, currently Director of the MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy and the MS in Geographic Information Systems within JHU’s Advanced Academic Programs, will be taking […]


Environmental Science Majors Complete Senior Honors Theses

The ENVS program is proud to showcase two seniors in the Class of 2022, Morgan Buchanan and Mitch Porter, who completed honors theses this year, thereby earning honors in their Environmental Science majors. They gave their thesis presentations in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences on April 25, 2022. Morgan’s thesis is titled “Explaining […]


JHU Intersession Abroad course in January 2020: Bermuda – Island Sustainability

This year, the ENVS program offered an Intersession Abroad course in Bermuda in January, entitled Island Sustainability. Taught by Dr. Rebecca Kelly, this hands-on course enabled students to explore how the island nation of Bermuda handles issues such as food, water, energy, waste, and biodiversity conservation and to evaluate the sustainability of these practices.


Senior capstone project presentations held December 3-5, 2019

Thirteen senior environmental science and studies majors gave talks on their senior capstone projects on December 3-5, 2019, in Olin Hall.  Projects ranged from policy analysis to a documentary film on Baltimore’s brown fields.  For more details, check out the Senior Projects page.


Career Panel Discussion Held

Career Panel Discussion Held
On March 27, 2019, the earth and environmental science honor society Sigma Gamma Epsilon sponsored a panel discussion by working professionals for students interested in an environmental career.  Panelists included Holly Brown, Geologist at AECOM; Adam Dec, Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessor at AECOM; Jay Sherman, Lead Specialist at the World Wildlife Fund; and […]


Environmental majors study abroad: Bhutan and Bermuda

Many Environmental Science and Studies majors choose to study abroad to expand their horizons and experience life and environmental issues in a different country.  This fall, junior Erin Baggs is studying in Bhutan with the School for Field Studies in their Himalayan Environment and Development Studies program.  Read about her first impressions in this fascinating country. […]


GECS Program Given New Name

The Global Environmental Change and Sustainability (GECS) program is changing its name to Environmental Science and Studies (ENVS).  The ENVS program offers a BS in Environmental Science and a BA in Environmental Studies.


GECS Alumna Allie on the Appalachian Trail

GECS Alumna Allie on the Appalachian Trail
Join newly minted alumna Allie Bull {@alliesathike2018}, A&S ’18, as she takes you through a day on the Appalachian Trail via the Krieger School’s Instagram story (@jhuartssciences}. Allie began her journey from Georgia to Maine on March 13, 2018 and has traveled more than 1,000 miles so far.