Christopher Newport University - Department of Environmental Studies
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606
Departments from each of the University’s three colleges are committed to providing effective responses to contemporary environmental challenges. This is a complex undertaking precisely because these challenges operate at the intersection of physical, biological and cultural systems. Impactful solutions require an interdisciplinary understanding of phenomena operating across these systems.
The environmental studies major is designed to integrate diverse perspectives in the liberal arts and sciences curriculum in order to provide the academic breadth necessary for an enhanced and detailed understanding of the environmental issues that are profoundly altering biotic and social systems across the planet. All environmental studies majors will be equipped to critically analyze policy statements and public discourse regarding the environment. In addition, research methodologies and environmental theory will form the basis for student investigations. Students graduating with a major in environmental studies will be well placed for employment in the public or private sectors, or, alternatively, possess an integrated foundation which will serve them well in graduate school. Environmental studies majors will leave CNU with an expertise that is becoming more crucial to civic engagement as we progress through the current millennium.
Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Environmental Studies Major