Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies explores the complex interactions between humans and nature. This exploration requires grounding in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Major Exploration: Environmental Studies

Amherst College professors and students talk about the field of Environmental Studies, specifics about the major at Amherst, courses that majors can take, and available research opportunities.

Our courses examine climate change, loss of biodiversity and the depletion of natural resources worldwide. We study the physical and biological processes involved, as well as the complex ways these processes interact with cultural, political and economic forces.