Understand the Anthropocene through the fields of anthropology, archaeology, art, history, literature, philosophy and religion. Transdisciplinary dialogue makes ecological subjects and problems relatable to a variety of career fields and enhances our planning for socioecological resilience.

Why study Environmental Arts and Humanities at Sewanee?

This major examines environmental issues by integrating the diverse perspectives offered by anthropology, history, literature, philosophy, religion, and visual studies. While you’ll be encouraged to pursue your own specific interests in environmental arts and humanities, the major includes three interrelated components of common study.

First, it offers a grounding in environmental science and policy. Second, it examines how the areas of environmental arts and humanities inform and are informed by the perspectives of environmental science and policy. Finally, as the defining core of the major, you will explore how the arts and humanities enrich our understanding of humanity's complex, evolving relation to the world we inhabit and inform our responses to the many dimensions of environmental issues.

First Destinations: Environmental Arts & Humanities Majors

Sewanee graduates secure positions in a variety of fields. Some you would expect, others are a bit of a surprise. Sewanee prepares you for your profession and your passion. Below is a sampling of recent graduates' first jobs.

  • Research editorial staff in marketing & communications, Bonefish Tarpon Trust, Coral Gables, Florida.
  • Outdoor adventure program staff, City Kids Wilderness Project, Jackson, Wyoming.
  • Logistics analyst, Bellhops, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Future Leaders Program associate for the Environment Health, Safety, and Sustainability Program, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
  • Education Director, Wild Bird Fund, Manhattan, New York

Sewanee graduates enjoy extraordinary acceptance rates to top graduate and pre-professional programs–about 95 percent to law school and over 85 percent to medical school. Below is a sampling of where Sewanee grads continue their education.

  • M.S. in environmental science and management, Johns Hopkins University.
  • M.S. in environmental policy, University of Cambridge.

A Sampling of Courses

Environmental Arts & Humanities

Programs of Study & Related Programs

Requirements for the Major in Environmental Arts & Humanities

Requirements for the Major in Environment & Sustainability | Website

Requirements for the Minor in Environmental Studies | Website

Requirements for the Major & Minor in ForestryWebsite

Requirements for the Major & Minor in GeologyWebsite

Requirements for the Major in Natural Resources & the Environment | Website

Requirements for the Minor in Religion & Environment Website

Meet some professors


Celeste Ray

director of Environmental Arts & Humanities program, Chair of Anthropology



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