• 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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    Hamline students stand in solidarity and serve the New Orleans community as they have ever since Katrina

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    Teachers gather on the Mississippi River for the annual three-day retreat offered through Hamline School of Education.

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    The director of Hamline School of Ed's Center for Global Environmental Education just had to see the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico for himself.