The Environmental Studies major at Ohio Wesleyan provides a broad, cross-disciplinary approach to the environment, encompassing the natural and social sciences, arts, and humanities. The program consists of nearly 50 courses taught by over 20 faculty throughout the university.

About the Major

Environmental Studies majors are exposed to ideas across the curriculum through lecture, laboratory, seminars, field and library research, and an intensive exposure to the digital world. Students gain perspectives crossing disciplines and regional boundaries all while studying the management and solution of environmental problems.

Environmental Studies majors work together with other students, faculty, staff and community members through diverse projects. These student-initiated projects put theory into practice with real-world impact. Some include waste-reduction through May Move Out, reusable food containers, promoting reusable water bottles with hydration stations, and more.

For much more information on sustainability and environmental efforts at OWU, see our Sustainability and Environment Blog.

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Program Contact Info


Director: John Krygier
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 206
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015

Department Contact

Co-Director: Laurel Anderson
Professor of Botany-Microbiology
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 243

Co-Director: John Krygier
Professor of Geology-Geography
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 206