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Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies students collaboratively engage with faculty, staff, and the community to study and promote human-natural systems that are environmentally sustainable and socially just. In the Environmental Studies program, students will:

  • Learn the problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills needed to address today's pressing, contemporary environmental challenges;
  • Engage with faculty from across disciplines to explore and understand the socio-economic, spiritual, ethical, and biophysical complexities of human-environment systems;
  • Integrate fieldwork and class work to investigate the social and ecological dimensions of sustainability;
  • Specialize in a specific area of sustainability related to a professional field: Environmental Education and Communication; Politics, Policy, and Justice; Urban Sustainability or Ecological Systems; and
  • Gain practical tools and real-world experience through internships, fellowships, and education abroad.

Our cohesive program provides students with opportunities to conduct research with faculty renowned in their fields, work with practitioners and communities to address local and global environmental concerns, participate in experiential learning here in the United States and abroad, and be part of our dynamic SU community through small classes, on-campus organizations and activities, and co-curricular events.

Donations to the Environmental Studies Department fund will be used to help students achieve academic excellence, such as providing students with small grants to cover some expenses they might have when completing projects and research or attending conferences to present their work.

BONUS: College of Arts & Sciences Challenge
Additional 25 gifts to any CAS fund unlocks an additional $1,250 for the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund.
25 / 25 Gifts
College of Arts & Sciences Challenge
150 gifts to any CAS fund unlocks $5,000 for the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund.
150 / 150 Gifts
OMA Emergency Fund Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of Pat Kennedy and Melissa Ries, if 600 alumni make a gift today to any fund during Seattle U Gives, it will unlock $30,000 to the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) Emergency Fund.
600 / 600 Gifts
Student Mental Health & Wellness Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of Pat Kennedy & Melissa Ries and an Anonymous donor, 200 alumni gifts to any fund between 6-11:59pm will unlock $50,000 to the Student Mental Health & Wellness Fund.
200 / 200 Gifts
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