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 about 20 faculty throughout the university.

About the Major

Environmental Studies majors are exposed to ideas across the liberal arts 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.

Students desiring a career in an environmentally related field, or who intend on pursuing graduate work in environmental studies, are strongly encouraged to take additional laboratory courses in the natural sciences, especially chemistry. A successful career in the environmental field will require that the student have a thorough background in laboratory science, social science, statistics, computing, and have strong communication skills.



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Program Contact Info


Director: John Krygier
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3622