For Current Students

Advising Information


How do I declare an Environmental Studies or Science major?
A meeting with a faculty member of the ENVS department, is required in order to declare. This meeting is to determine whether or not your academic goals, strengths, desires, etc. are better suited to environmental studies or sciences. Do not submit a homerconnect request without first meeting with the chair as it will be automatically denied. When you do apply, make sure you let us know whether or not you have a preference for a particular person as your ENVS adviser. 


What are my options for a capstone experience?
You can take the designated capstone course, or propose an internship and independent study to the Department Chair.  Internships and independent studies must be at least 3 months long, and you must present your work in a public forum.

How does Senior Research work?
Beginning in 2012/13, there are a number of options for fulfilling the senior research requirement. ENVS will continue to offer ENVS 450-Senior Research, where teams of students will work together with different faculty members each semester. Other options now available are listed below. Please see the summary document for more information on the criteria under each option.

  • ENVS 301 and/or ENVS 402: Environmental Research
  • ENVS 495: Internship
  • ENVS concentration enhancement
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