• 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

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    Join Hamline School of Business on Friday, April 21 for the fifth annual Community Economic Development Symposium, Itasca to the Bayou - Economic Development along the Mississippi. This day-long event is a powerful convergence of experts who have enacted real change along America's most prominent riverfront. Please register online.

    Assistant Professor of Environmental and STEM Education Patty Born has published a new book titled Teaching STEM Outdoors. The book aims to help educators and others who work with children to better understand and support the thinking skills and practices associated with science, technology, engineering, and math. It also illustrates the many ways to use nature as a context for learning STEM.

    English Department assistant professor Jen England published the article Sustainable Worlds, Sustainable Words: Using Digital Games to Develop Environmental Awareness in Writing Classrooms. It appears in the fall 2016 special edition of Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning.