The Department of Environmental Studies seeks to advance knowledge of the social and cultural dynamics of ecological sustainability. It does so through interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach, focused on environmental policy, communication, and decision-making in the scientific community, government, business, non-governmental organizations and citizens, locally, globally, and internationally.
The Department of Environmental Studies promotes and builds effective environmental citizenship locally to globally. Our teaching, research, and service seek to enhance understanding, build communication skills, and provide forums and programs that:
A top-ranked, cutting-edge, environmental studies program that integrates the social sciences, humanities, and biophysical sciences to enhance environmental policy and decision-making processes in order to achieve ecologically sustainable societies.
(Jan. 2002; Mar. 2005)