What is environmental studies?
February 18, 2022
What do you think of when you hear the word “environment?” Maybe you think of nature, your neighborhood, or the entire planet. If you thought “all the above,” you would be correct.
Because the environment encompasses a broad range of contexts, environmental problems are complex and ever-changing. University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts and Sciences offers an environmental studies program that embraces creative and sustainable approaches to real-world issues of climate change, environmental justice, essential resource depletion, population growth, public health, and hunger.
Rooted in academic traditions of natural and social sciences, environmental science incorporates experiential and service learning, collaborative problem solving, and meaningful interactions with environmental professionals. Students are granted strong foundational knowledge in key areas and can “speak the language” of multiple disciplines involved with environmental problem solving. Having such a breadth of knowledge allows graduates to succeed in a competitive job market.