Who should consider the Environmental Studies major?
The Environmental Studies Program is suited for students whose interests span across academic disciplines and who are passionate about environmental issues. The major can prepare you for graduate school or a career in environmental science or public policy; prepare you to use your musical, artistic, or literary talents to focus public attention on environmental issues; and prepare you to be an informed world citizen.
The flexible Environmental Studies framework helps give focus to your academic and personal pursuits and involves you in a network of people with similar interests.
What else goes on in the Environmental Studies Program?
The program brings lecturers, scholars, and environmental professionals to campus to enrich both the program and environmental dialogue on campus. Environmental Studies also maintains e-mail lists (ENTS Updates and Green Network) about relevant events and opportunities.
Environmental Studies students, faculty, and staff are members of the Environmental Advisory Committee. Other environmental opportunities on campus include becoming involved in the Green Network (a network of organizations and individuals interested in environmental advocacy) and student organizations such as MPIRG (Minnesota Public Interest Research Group) and SOPE (Student Organization for Protection of the Environment). Students may live in special residential houses like Green House and Farm House. See the Environmental Organizations page for more information on these student groups.
The 880-acre Cowling Arboretum is also a significant local ecological resource for course work and personal exploration.
How can I stay in the loop?
- Subscribe to the ENTS-Update list to receive emails about academically-oriented events, speakers, job opportunities, and internships related to ENTS.
- Subscribe to the Greennetwork list to receive emails about environmental advocacy opportunities at Carleton and beyond.
- Subscribe to the ENTS-alumni mailing list to keep in touch with the ENTS program and other ENTS alums.