Integrated Learning Major in Environment, Sustainability, and Policy
123 Eggers Hall
Jane Read, Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment
Phil Arnold, Associate Professor of Religion
Tripti Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Carmen Carrión-Flores, Research Assistant Professor of Economics
Melissa Chipman, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ethan Coffel, Assistant Professor of Geography and the Environment
Doug Frank, Professor of Biology
Jay Golden, Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance
Greg Hoke, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences
Sarah Pralle, Associate Professor of Political Science
Chie Sakakibara, Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment
Chris Scholz, Professor of Earth Sciences
Pete Wilcoxen, Professor of Public Affairs and International Affairs
Bob Wilson, Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment
This Integrated Learning Major (ILM) in Environment, Sustainability, and Policy is designed to introduce students to and ground them in the interdisciplinary study of environmental science, sustainability, and policy necessary to understand the nature of our changing planet, contribute solutions to advance sustainability, and become more engaged global citizens.
As a growing human population seeks to meet its needs, competing demands on the environment threaten the planet’s systems for supporting and sustaining life. Rising to the challenge of planetary stewardship requires the integration of multiple scientific disciplines exploring the planet’s vital functions and an understanding of how the complexities of human societies across places and time periods shape views of and approaches to protecting or exploiting the planet’s resources and pursuing sustainability. The ILM’s foundation is built on two pillars integral to finding solutions to environmental problems and sustainability: (1) the science of the planet’s interacting natural systems (environmental sciences) and (2) the examination of human perceptions, institutions, and policies toward the environment from the social sciences and humanities (environmental studies). This major’s integration across traditionally isolated lenses of natural and human sciences provides a unique perspective toward understanding, examining, and addressing the environment and sustainability.
Degree awarded: BA or BS, depending on base major.
Upper-division credits required: 18
Total credits required: 27