In the strongly interdisciplinary environmental studies major, you will choose a course of study from two tracks - one natural science-focused, the other with a strong social science perspective - and be assigned an appropriate adviser.

Faculty from 10 departments serve as instructors, advisers and research mentors, and they will push you to tackle issues from multiple perspectives. For example, you might take a government course on environmental policy in the Southwest along with an environmental studies class on the southeastern Connecticut region's ecology and geology.

In your sophomore year, you may apply to one of the College's interdisciplinary center certificate programs. In particular, an important function of the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment is to serve the needs of all students studying the environment, especially those in the environmental studies major. Learn more about the five centers for interdisciplinary scholarship.

Students in the Goodwin-Niering Center certificate program have done internships at sites as varied as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Boston and organic farms in Costa Rica and Panama.