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

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

Mariscal Canyon in Big Bend National Park, where the Wild & Scenic designation of the Rio Grande in Texas begins.

The River and The Wall: A Wide Lens on Our Southern Border

Southwestern will screen the SXSW award-winning documentary on February 27, 2020.

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Lois Durant ’20

The Environmental Diaries

Environmental studies major and architecture and feminist studies double minor Lois Durant ’20 shares her journey in environmental policy in the non-profit sector.

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Pre-Applications Open for Green/SAFE Fund Grants

General Funding Guidelines

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Environmental Studies Events

Environmental Studies Capstone Presentations

Please join us for the 2019 Environmental Studies Capstone Presentations on Friday, December 6th at 5:00pm in the Mood Bridwell Atrium. We will be offering refreshments beginning a few minutes prior to the start of the presentations. There will be a very brief intermission in between each presentation. Please feel free to invite your friends!

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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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