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The fall 2012 admissions deadline has passed.  

Wetland Ecology in Jericho Town Forest Final Projects

JBS class study reveals poor air quality in Boston nail salons

"JBS was an eye opening experience every day."

Nail Salon Study

Click above to view the Nail Salon Study Poster. 

JBS Presentations

A Night Out with Toxic Free Nails: Presentations by JBS!

2011 JBS Students will present their study at the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology!

Meda Kisivuli's Blog on Healthy Boston

Nail Study on Her Campus Brandeis

Watch the video on the 2011 JBS Civil Rights and Racial Justice in Mississippi Program

JBS is featured on BrandeisNOW. Check it out!

Hanna Wellish '12, a student in the JBS Environmental Health and Justice Program, creates a short video about the students' work with Worcester Roots.

Philip Lu '11 writes about his experience in The Justice.

About the Program


Who should consider this program?

Any student with an interest in the history, conservation, ecology, and stewardship of New England communities and landscapes as part of their academic work should consider this program. The JBS Environmental Field Semester (EFS) is appropriate for students across the disciplines. Its components meet a number of the requirements for the environmental studies major and minor and are crosslisted with many other programs


None, although a background of environmental studies coursework is expected.

History of the Program

The Environmental Field Semester was first taught by Professors Dan Perlman, Brian Donahue and Laura Goldin in fall 2007. It was taught again by Perlman and Donahue in fall 2008 and in fall 2010.