Environmental Studies is a multidisciplinary academic field focusing solving some of the most complicated and challenging environmental problems and issues. Curricula in this field combines fundamental knowledge in Social Sciences, Life Sciences, and Earth Sciences as a foundation within a hands-on applied quantitative and technical framework.
At this point in our history, the application of environmental studies is a task with ever increasing importance. Our curriculum is designed from the ground up to provide you a combination of knowledge, skills, and experiences making you competitive in the marketplace. We believe that the learning experience is based upon solving real-world problems, integrating economic, political, biological, and ecological interactions in solutions that benefit human society.
Academic advising for undergraduate programs, minors, certificates, and the M.Envs accelerated program are handled by Ms. Lindsay Freeman.
Advising for the graduate programs in Environmental Studies are handled by Dr. Daniel McGarvey, Director of Graduate Programs in Environmental Studies.
News & Research
Anne Wright, CES Assistant Professor, retires after 30 years of service. Anne taught our Invasive Species Management in Urban Park in collaboration with the James River Park System. Many of her outreach activities can we found at Science in the Park. Anne is trained as an aquatic ecologist and she introduced We’ll miss you, Anne! […]
A freshwater mussel apocalypse is underway. Want to be part of the solution? Graduate Position – Endangered Freshwater Mussel Conservation Research The Environmental Studies Program at Virginia Commonwealth University (https://ces.vcu.edu/) in collaboration with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS; https://www.fws.gov/harrisonlake/) invites applications from prospective graduate students for Fall 2020 to collaborate on our […]
The ENVS543 Data Literacy course develops technical skills in data analysis, interpretation, and communication. As part of this course, there is a project to develop a short information video on some environmental data set. Here is the Freshwater Mussel group video. […]