There are multiple pathways to appreciating the ecological complexity and wonder of the earth we inhabit. Whether discussing aspects of sustainability or its philosophical tilt, environmental studies will prepare you to address complex issues.

Why environmental studies at Sewanee?

The expansive curriculum of the environmental studies program—including natural and social sciences as well as the humanities and fine arts—offers so many avenues for you to explore. The program’s spread of curricular options will enable you to develop not only depth of exposure to certain fields and methodologies of study, but also cross-disciplinary breadth of understanding.

A major asset of the environmental studies program at Sewanee is the unparalleled opportunity for field study available throughout the University’s 13,000-acre campus, commonly known as “the Domain,” and its living laboratory for inquiry. This extensive tract includes extensive woodlands, lakes, trails, caves, and bluffs that surround the central campus and encompass the residential village of Sewanee.

A Sampling of Courses

Environmental Studies

Programs of Study & Related Programs

Requirements for the Minor in Environmental Studies

Requirements for the Major in Environment & Sustainability | Website

Requirements for the Major in Environmental Arts & Humanities | 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


Sarah C. Sherwood
Associate Professor and University Archaeologist

Snowden Hall 220, Ext. 3396

C. Ken Smith
Professor and Assistant Dean of the Environment

Cleveland Annex 101A, Snowden Hall 209, Ext. 3219

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The Domain: An Immersive Experience