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Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies at Bowdoin reflects the college's recognition that humans must learn to live in harmony with nature and that human activities are dependent upon natural processes. This recognition, coupled with an aspiration to present and future human well-being, provides a critical perspective from which to interpret history, science, politics, law, economy, religion, and the arts. A liberal arts education should promote environmental literacy: an understanding of the world around us - the built and the natural, the local and the global, our role in it, and our effects upon it. More »


The majority of alumni have continued their academic pursuit in Environmental Studies by applying it directly to their career.
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News & Events

The Environmental Studies offers programming on environmental topics.
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Faculty Research & Teaching

Environmental Studies faculty are engaged in a wide range or research and bring this experience into the classroom.
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Environmental Studies students can take advantage of numerous opportunities including research fellowships, independent studies and summer internships.
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