Environmental Studies Major

Environmental Studies

Millikin University's Environmental Studies program will allow you to work in and for our natural world. With a strong interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on writing, creative and analytical thought and real-world experiences, this major is excellent preparation for exciting career opportunities in government, social services, travel and tourism, business, science, communication, education and many other environmental careers.

Learning Goals of the Environmental Studies Major:

  • Understand this multidisciplinary field of study, and identify courses that provide the breadth and depth of knowledge needed for their chosen career path in environmental studies. 
  • Analyze a complex environmental issue using appropriate sources and include the ethical underpinnings of the issue.
  • Connect theory and practice through either participating in an internship, or by completing a research project, related to environmental studies.
  • Evaluate the importance of an environmental topic to local and global communities and reflect critically on their relationship to the topic.
  • ProspectiveStudents

    Get involved with an abundance of Performance Learning opportunities through environmentally focused internships and research projects. This customizable program allows you to work closely with multiple academic areas.


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  • Programs of Study

    • Environmental Studies Major

      Environmental Studies Major

      This humanities-focused major prepares students for a career in analyzing the environment and advocating for a green society. Learn the history, policies, ethics and laws that protect the global environment.
    • Environmental Studies Minor

      Environmental Studies Minor

      MillikinĀ is a great place to study the environment. The Environmental Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor designed to improve your knowledge of the relationship between humans and the natural world.
  • Dr. Ken Laundra: Restoring a Community

    Dr. Ken Laundra integrates service-learning in the classroom through community-based practicums and field excursions during his Environmental Sociology course.