Environmental Studies Program

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Climate change. Natural-resource depletion. Biodiversity loss. Pollution. Pandemics. Toxic exposure. These are major threats to our world, and tackling them demands that we draw on a wide range of skills and knowledge.

The environmental studies program at Brandeis provides the breadth and hands-on learning to better understand such problems. Truly interdisciplinary, the program will expose you to both the natural and social sciences, including ecology, physical sciences, economics, history and policy.

Why Brandeis?

We firmly believe in the value of experiential and service learning. There are ample opportunities to engage with the community at multiple scales, "get your hands dirty" (often literally) and make a real difference in people's lives.

Ultimately, environmental issues are social issues, and our program is deeply rooted in concerns of environmental justice. In this way it is well-aligned with the university's commitment to social justice. You will graduate equipped to understand and address today's most vexing and pressing problems.

Academics and Research

Beyond the Classroom

Faculty Excellence

Careers, Graduate Study and Alumni

“The environmental studies program has allowed me to connect with people who are equally passionate about the environment and to learn through hands-on experiences using an interdisciplinary approach.”

Gerrianna Cohen ’18