Two Sewanee students, both Natural Resources majors, have been spending the fall semester at sea, both aboard the same tall ship ocean research vessel—but during different parts of the semester and in different parts of the Pacific.
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.