• Environmental Studies Program

    The goals of the environmental studies major are:

    • to examine holistically the interactions between humans and the environment from aesthetic, cultural, economic, moral, political, and scientific perspectives;

    • and to emphasize skills and techniques needed to solve environmental problems in an interdisciplinary fashion.

    The environmental studies major allows students to combine their interests in a traditional discipline with the broader training needed to address complex environmental issues. Individuals with environmental problem-solving abilities are needed in many facets of society, including science, politics, law, business, and public administration. Each environmental studies major will follow an individualized program of study that will include economic, scientific, political, and ethical components. 

    Students in the environmental studies program can take advantage of Hamline’s location in the Twin Cities to pursue an increasing variety of internship and research opportunities.

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Environmental Studies.

  • News


    Environmental Studies Professor Valentine Cadieux presented the paper "Food from the realm of repair: Reparation ecology as a framework for resisting gentrification and building legitimacy for non-market foodland" at the AgriFood Research Network meeting in Bandung, Indonesia.


    Valentine Cadieux, director of environmental studies and sustainability, was the creator of an installation called Making the Best of It: Dandelion at Northern Spark, an all-night public art and food event on June 10, 2017.


    A review of Professor Valentine Cadieux's work in the new book "Conversations in Food Studies" has just been published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.