Students at Vanderbilt have an option to pursue various majors in environmental and sustainability studies, among them Earth and Environmental Sciences; Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology; and Environmental Sociology. For more information, see the undergraduate curriculum page.
The Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies 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 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.