Carleton College Environmental Studies Department

The central mission of Carleton’s Environmental Studies Program is to educate the next generation of environmental scholars and professionals in the fundamental scientific, ecological, social, ethical, political, and economic dimensions of environmental issues. The program aims to cultivate a truly interdisciplinary perspective, with a strong emphasis on critical thinking combined with hands-on laboratory and field research reaching across all divisions of the College. It values and facilitates opportunities for research projects, internships and other work experiences, and off-campus studies.

The interdisciplinary ENTS major emphasizes:

  • Interdisciplinary integration across the social and natural sciences, humanities, and the arts
  • Quantitative literacy and spatial analysis
  • Collaborative work
  • Communication of research results to the public
  • Problem-oriented service learning and civic engagement projects
  • Place-based learning
  • Internships and other work experiences
  • Off-campus studies programs

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