Environmental Studies & Sciences
The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences offers interdisciplinary programs of study leading to a bachelor of science in environmental science or environmental studies. A minor in environmental studies is also available. These programs provide students with the intellectual foundation they will need in addressing crucial environmental challenges of the 21st century such as human population growth, urban sprawl, deforestation, global climate change, waste disposal, air and water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and the need for renewable energy.
In his Earth Island Journal article, Ted Grudin explores how an inadequate description of the world hinders the environmental movement
Nick’s work focuses on climate change, politics, and the societal impacts of climate change
In collaboration with ESS faculty member Iris Stewart-Frey, Claire ('16) investigated the impacts of the recent extreme drought on urban streams
The grant will support the assessment of diversification strategies in smallholder coffee systems of Mesoamerica
What inspires international students to come to SCU? Environmental science and economics major Mingfei Xiong ’18 shares his experience.
ESS faculty Virginia Matzek and colleague find that carbon is too cheap to make native forest restoration competitive