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Environmental Studies


Like the outdoors? Care about what you eat? Committed to environmental justice? Interested in sustainable communities? Us too.

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Environmental Justice students conduct research in the Boundary Waters Canoe WildernessEnvironmental Justice students conduct research in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness

Find your place

Build on your talents and passions to explore different ways to protect the environment. Learn about biodiversity and geological hazards. Design energy efficient machines and buildings, and sustainable communities. Prepare for environmental activism. Make your art an instrument of social and environmental change.

Change the world

Environmental Studies majors and minors conduct field research with faculty and fellow students, study abroad, pursue internships, and engage on sustainability work at Beloit College as well as in the community. Alumni have gone on to careers in the arts, journalism, community-based activism, education, environmental law, the EPA, industry, and international organizations such as the United Nations.

Poster for the Green Romanticism virtual exhibit.

Art, Nature, and the Anthropocene

How should humans relate to their environment? Are we a part of “nature”? These questions are urgent today, as we face the effects of climate change shaped by human actions. As Tamara Ketabgian’s students show in a new virtual exhibit, we are far from the first to ask them.

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Lessons From a Green Campus

Building off Beloit’s on-campus sustainability efforts, students spend the spring semester researching effective ways to reduce single-use plastics in nearby Janesville.

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