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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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

Featured Alumni Stories

The outreach project Wander Like Water was born: the Houstons would produce videos for YouTube and social media in which they would showcase not just their travels but also educate viewers about how each water source they’d visit “has a story, an issue, or a threat.”

Wander Like Water

Southwestern alumni adventurers raise awareness about water and educate the public about sustainability.

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"Cruising in an incredible exercise in team building. Confined living space, stressful situations, moments of pure bliss—it’s all a recipe for bringing you closer with your cruising partner/s."

Emma Davis ’14 Is on a Boat!

The environmental studies major is sailing around the world while practicing sustainable living.

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Kira McEntire '13

The Science and Art of Salamanders

Kira McEntire ’13 explores creative expression while teaching and researching wildlife biology.

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Environmental Studies News

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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Stray cat found on campus

Stray cat found on campus

This lost pet cat was found by Physical Plant employees, trapped by Cat Partners, and taken to the Georgetown City Animal Shelter today.  The kitty was hanging out behind Physical Plant, by the SU Garden.   The kitty was very hungry and appeared friendly, but fearful.  A big thanks to one of the night custodians, Amelia, who reported the kitty to Kelly Lessard , Advisor to Cat Partners.  Kelly was able to trap the kitty and take it to the shelter.  The shelter scanned for a microchip, and will be contacting the registered owner.

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Alec McClure ’20 | New Zealand Study Abroad Experience

A Journey to Remember

Alec McClure ’20 reflects on his time abroad in New Zealand.

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Environmental Studies Events

The River and The Wall team riding bikes along the border wall outside of El Paso, Texas.

Documentary Screening: The River and The Wall

The SXSW award-winning documentary takes a multidisciplinary approach to the controversy surrounding the U.S.–Mexico border wall.

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