Study the Environment in a Living Laboratory

The natural setting that surrounds the city of 要人要人, 华盛顿, provides Whitman College's Environmental Studies Program with a superb living laboratory in which to study a wide range of issues associated with the interactions between humans and nature.

In addition to the agricultural, grazing and timber activities that make up the predominant economic uses of the land of southeastern 华盛顿 and northeastern 俄勒冈州, environmental studies students have ready access to a great number of resources: the Columbia and Snake rivers with many large hydroelectric dams, the Hanford site (U.S. Dep艺术ment of Energy); the McNary National Wildlife Refuge and other wetlands; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (要人要人 District); Natural Resources Conservation Service (U.S. Dep艺术ment of Agriculture); the U.S. 林务局, which includes the Umatilla National Forest—要人要人 Ranger District and the Wenaha—Toucannon Wilderness Area, 俄勒冈州 coal generating plant; and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, p艺术icularly the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, 位于彭德尔顿, 俄勒冈州.

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Studies

The hallmarks of the Whitman program are its multidisciplinary organization and local and regional emphasis. Students wrestle with the challenges and come to understand the necessities, of an interdisciplinary approach in the elucidation of any environmental problem. They develop literacy in understanding their 要人要人 environmental address, so they can appreciate the deep links between their temporary community and the surrounding human and natural environments. Field trips and internship opportunities are a vital p艺术 of this experience.

Whitman Majors in Environmental Studies

At Whitman College, the environmental studies major develops a common core of knowledge through extensive interdep艺术mental coursework, complemented by a concentration in a specific area in either the environmental 人文学科, 科学, 或社会科学. Students can study in Environmental Humanities or elect one of 10 areas of concentration to combine their Environmental Science major. 的10reas of concentration are anthropology, 艺术, 生物学, 化学, 经济学, 地质, 人文学科, 物理, 政治, 和社会学. Learn more about Environmental Science requirements at Whitman.

Environmental Studies at Whitman and Beyond

The program introduces students to a wide variety of perspectives that examine the many connections between humans and nature. 要做到这一点, the program combines a broad set of relevant courses in the natural and social 科学 as well as the 人文学科. The basic preparation can then transfer easily to further graduate training or to an immediate career in research, 政策, or some other professional environmental direction.

Green Living at Whitman

Whitman College offers myriad opportunities for students to be active and care for the environment, locally and globally. Click the links to learn more about how you can get involved!