News and Events
Environmental Health and JusticeJBS students present their work at International Conference
JBS Nail Salon Exposure Study Makes Impact in Community
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JBS Nail Salon Exposure Study Poster
A weekly newsletter of news, events and opportunities.
April 16, 2013
New Wetland Course for Fall '13
April 02, 2013
Brandeis Earthday April 23
March 13, 2013
SCA/ARAMARK Sustainability Internship
March 08, 2013
February 20, 2013
Real Food at Brandeis
January 23, 2013
Local Spring Academic Internships Still Open, But Hurry!
Many of the critical dilemmas that threaten our world today, such as global climate change, challenges and conflict over shrinking natural resources, human health effects from toxic exposures, have environmental underpinnings. Addressing these problems requires a truly interdisciplinary approach, calling upon understanding and tools from across the university. Environmental studies prepares students to tackle these issues through rigorous coursework in the natural and social sciences, including economics, law, policy, history, ecology and physical sciences.
We emphasize hands-on learning through field-based courses. Students work directly with community partners to address current issues facing local communities, and are placed in individually tailored internships where they work alongside environmental professionals. Students also master research, report writing, oral communication, advocacy, geographic information systems (GIS) mapping, website development and problem-solving skills. Many students undertake field studies abroad with our partner programs, and/or participate in our signature immersive, integrated semester programs, the Environmental Field Semester and the Environmental Health and Justice program.Check out our blog: Green Ideas for Brandeis: April 2012