The Environmental Studies program at Alma College engages students in interdisciplinary work in environmental science, health, economics and policy. Real-world research is stressed, with opportunities for domestic or study-abroad internships.
Over the past decade, many students in the program have received Udall, Fulbright and Truman Scholarships.
Graduates of the environmental studies program are prepared to pursue professions or graduate work in various fields, including environmental policy and law, sustainable business enterprise, public and environmental health and teaching.
The Environmental Studies major has three tracks:
- Environmental Health — examines human interaction with the environment in terms of risk assessment and disease
- Environmental Policy — explores the socio-economic, policy and legal characteristics of environmental problems and solutions
- Environmental Science — focuses on the field-based biological and/or geochemical systems
You also can minor in Environmental Studies.
Pine River Superfund Citizen Task Force
Students in the Environmental Studies program have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real-world problems through established connections with the community, such as the ongoing Pine River cleanup project in St. Louis.