Information for Prospective Students
Environmental studies students have positive things to say regarding the major. There are a number of students who are eager to describe their experiences, so read their interviews below to learn what makes the Environmental Studies program special.
Morgan Clark-Sager ('20)
"My advice is simple. Have fun. The program offers many classes with different subjects so that there is something for everyone."
Jaden Bjorklund ('19)
"Be open minded and try to learn as much as possible. Get to know the professors because they will lead you towards success."
Libby Ames ('19)
"My goal coming into college was to find something that I was passionate about, and I have found that in studying environmental issues."
Zachary Fritz ('19)
"I was able to develop extremely valuable skills that I can apply to future internships or jobs."
Older Student Profiles
Morgan Durbin ('18)
"Give yourself the opportunity to learn about environmental issues that you might not otherwise. Sustainability and the environment is complex, and you will be able to explore those connections as an Environmental Studies major."
Skylar Peyton ('18)
"Take classes that make you uncomfortable, meet a porcupine if you can, and don't be afraid to walk into your professor's offices."
Hudson Echelard ('18)
"Get involved. Getting involved and staying involved is just as important as getting good grades!"
Sarah McLarnan ('17) "The ES major exposed me to a variety subjects I might not have sought out on my own." Sarah receives $50,000 EPA Grant
Madi Sundlof ('16)
"By the end of the second week, I had learned more than I had in most of my other classes combined."
Preston Zimney ('16)
"Go to class with an open mind and ready to take notes, because I feel the information you will learn is really interesting!"
Tyler Thompson ('16)
"It is really personable being able to call your professors by their first name!"
Steven Pignato ('15)
"I would suggest choosing environmental studies courses that also fulfill commoncurriculum requirements."
Erin Medvecz ('15)
"Don't be afraid to take a minor that also interests you!"
Ashleigh Walter ('15)
"It is 100% okay to be undecided; do not feel pressure to pick a major right away--make sure it feels right to you."