Majors & Minors

Environmental Studies

 

At the heart of Southwestern’s Environmental Studies program lies a list of provocative and urgent questions that students will be challenged to investigate.

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Josh Long

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

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512.863.1493

Josh Long

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

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What is humankind’s relationship to its environment?

How do natural systems operate?

What are some of today’s most pressing environmental issues?

How do we address the complicated issue of environmental justice? 

What are key environmental issues on the Southwestern campus and in Central Texas?

From these starting points, environmental studies students will begin an examination of the world around them that will continue through their time at Southwestern and into their lives beyond the classroom.



AFTER SOUTHWESTERN

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Environmental Studies News

Southwestern University - A 2019 Tree Campus USA®

In Good Company: Building a Climate of Sustainability at SU

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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No Worries, Mate: Appreciating the Ups and Downs Down Under

One Southwestern student’s experience studying abroad in Australia

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Southwestern University - A 2019 Tree Campus USA®

The Arbor Day Foundation Program Honors Southwestern University with a 2019 Tree Campus USA Award

Southwestern University has earned a 2019 Tree Campus USA recognition for its contributions to urban forest conservation.

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