Majors & Minors

The environmental studies major and minor complement a variety of disciplinary majors at Trinity and provide a foundation for a career in environmental issues. Required courses address environmental issues from natural science, economic, and sociocultural perspectives.

Major

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

The major in environmental studies offers opportunities for specialized study in three concentrations: environmental science, environmental policy, and environmental arts and humanities.

  • Environmental science prepares students for graduate programs and for careers in laboratory and field monitoring and evaluation of environmental data.
  • Environmental policy provides an interdisciplinary approach to the evaluation of environmental policy, environmental justice, and environmental issues. It prepares students for ¬†graduate programs in public policy and other social sciences and for careers in non-profit, education, and government.
  • Environmental arts and humanities offers an opportunity to develop interpretive, expressive, and critical skills and talents in areas of art, literature, and the humanities in the context of environmental issues.

Minor

Minor in Environmental Studies

The environmental studies minor provides an interdisciplinary study of Earth's environment and how human beings interact with it. The required courses address environmental issues from natural science, economic, and sociocultural perspectives. The minor requires at least 12 hours of lower division courses and at least 9 hours of upper-division courses.