Environmental Studies

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

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.

Jan Dizard

Prizes and Awards

The Jan E. Dizard Prize in Environmental Studies, established on the occasion of his retirement, honors Professor Dizard for his role in founding the department.  It is awarded each year to a member of the graduating class.