Students getting bacteria samples from a creek.

Important Notice:

The Environmental Studies department has developed a new curriculum, which was recently approved by the College.  This new curriculum balances breadth, depth, and rigor and matches the expertise of the faculty members in our growing department.  It also supports the automated degree audit program in the Banner system, so that students can track their progress towards graduation.  The new curriculum includes new degree requirements for the B.A. in Environmental Studies and the B.S in Environmental Science.  The new curriculum, with these new degree requirements, applies to students entering Dickinson beginning in the Fall 2016.  The new curriculum is described on the department’s webpage and in the College Bulletin.

Current majors, enrolled before Fall 2016, will remain in the “old” curriculum and be subject to those degree requirements.  The “old” curriculum is described in previous editions of the College Bulletin, which are available on the registrar’s page.  

Students will questions about the degree requirements or the new course numbering system should meet with their major advisor.


Advising Guide

Please review the Environmental Studies and Environmental Science Advising Guide before meeting with your advisor.

For additional information click here.

Advising Worksheets

Advising References

Other Resources for Majors

Application for Conference Support Environmental Studies Application for Conference Funding
Please note that the maximum request is $50 per student per year for conference support.

Course Syllabi

Click on the links below to view examples of syllabi from Environmental Studies Courses. For additional syllabi, please contact the course instructor.

  • ENST 130 Introduction to Environmental Science: Energy, Waste and Human Health
  • ENST 131 Introduction to Environmental Science: Natural Ecosystems and Human Disruption
  • ENST 132 Foundations of Environmental Science
  • ENST 330 Environmental Disruption and Policy Analysis
  • ENST 335 Analysis and Management of the Aquatic Environment
  • ENST 340 Forest Ecology & Applications
  • ENST 406 Senior Seminar