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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Environmental Studies

Program Offerings

Academic Division: College

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts

Academic Programs: Course Offerings:

Example Career Outcomes

  • Business
  • Conservation
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Law and Policy
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Sustainability

At Washington and Lee, we take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment. Faculty and students from the sciences, the humanities, the social sciences, and law are involved in this approach through research, the curriculum, and a variety of co-curricular activities, including numerous public lectures, service learning projects, monthly luncheon seminars, as well as outdoor activities.

Program Highlights

  • The program curriculum allows students to develop interdisciplinary expertise and an understanding of how insights from different disciplines complement each other.
  • W&L is the leader in the U.S. - Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program, which coordinates a six-month student exchange with Brazilian Universities, as well as the Chesapeake Bay Program, which expands and enhances place-based learning in the upper Chesapeake Bay watershed.
  • Experiential learning opportunities are available through service learning courses, the US/Brazil exchange program, the Chesapeake Bay program and the spring semester abroad.
  • The department offers a number of internship and research opportunities through the Chesapeake Bay Program and the A. Paul Knight Internships Program in Conservation.