Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that will stimulate informed democratic citizenship in a global environment and enhance one’s knowledge of the complex and dynamic relationship between humans and the natural world. All students seeking an Environmental Studies degree should consult with the Environmental Studies Coordinator early in their college experience to ensure the most appropriate course of study to achieve their goals. The program includes a major and a minor.

Learning Goals

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the complex connections between environmental issues and their social, political, economic, scientific, and ethical underpinnings.
  • Develop the critical thinking skills necessary to comprehend environmental issues.
  • Prepare for professional success by engaging in Performance Learning through a senior capstone project in conjunction with either an internship or research experience.
Department News

Department News

Millikin Wild Bird Feeding Research
Biology | College of Arts & Sciences | Environmental Studies
Biology of Bird Feeders
December 13, 2016, 10:45am
Wild bird feeding has become a great way to bring wild animals right into your backyard. The industry is also seeing more than $3 billion dollars spent annually on birdseed alone. As...
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Millikin Community Service
Athletics | Campus | Community
Millikin students help renovate Lincoln Trail Homestead
December 6, 2016, 10:45am
Student-athletes from the Millikin University Softball team recently engaged in a service opportunity by helping make repairs at Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park on Saturday, Dec. 3. The...
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Millikin Bird Feeding Study
Academic | Biology | College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin bird-feeding study offers surprises
October 12, 2016, 2:45pm
Among the most popular reasons that people feed wild birds is that they want to help birds. The extent to which supplemental food helps birds, however, is not well established. From...
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Edward Mehnert
Alumni & Friends | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Groundwater expert Dr. Edward Mehnert to present 2016 James W. Moore Lecture
September 7, 2016, 11:30am
Dr. Edward Mehnert, senior geohydrologist with the Illinois State Geological Survey at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is one of the top experts on groundwater and surface...
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Millikin Wind Turbine
Alumni & Friends | Campus | Center for Entrepreneurship
Millikin announces lineup for Fall 2016 Institute for Science Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
August 25, 2016, 10:15am
The Millikin University Institute for Science Entrepreneurship, a signature program of Millikin's Center for Entrepreneurship, will host a speaker series throughout the 2016-2017...
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