The program was developed from a faculty development initiative called the Cumberland Project, which helped faculty to develop courses in this area. With courses in place, faculty developed a new minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, which launched in 2012. The minor in Environmental and Sustainability studies is focused on the humanities and social sciences, but it also includes exposure to the natural sciences. The options for majors and minors are described on the curriculum page.
The Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies hosts campus events, shares information with students about course offerings and campus events, assists students with the development of majors and minors, and tracks internship offerings and alumni placement. For more information, contact David Hess, Professor of Sociology and program director.