The mission of the environmental studies program is to help students to gain an understanding of the ways that humans influence and are influenced by their non-human surroundings, and to learn to fashion ways of living equitably and sustainably on the earth. This task is fully compatible with Centre’s institutional mission of preparing students for lives of learning, leadership, and service in a global society.

Environmental studies is inherently interdisciplinary, and it reflects and exemplifies the core values of a liberal arts college. Students interested in the major are encouraged to consult with a program committee member early on to plan their preparation for the major and to discuss course offering schedules and options for a track. Students should focus on a particular area, or track, in the humanities, social studies, or sciences.


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