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. Perspectives gained are interdisciplinary and range from local to global and emphasize the management and solution of environmental problems and development of a sustainable way of life.

Environmental Studies majors work together with other students, faculty, staff and community members on a broad range of projects, putting theory into practice with a real-world impact. Student-initiated projects include the yearly May Move Out effort, reusable food containers, bottled  water reduction through the installation and promotion of hydration stations on campus, a hyper-local salad bar using items from the Seminary Hill Farm (a few miles from campus) and a collaborative, student authored campus sustainability plan - and other projects. The entire community at OWU makes sustainability at OWU work.

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



Program Contact Info


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