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
A study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond has been selected as the best paper to be published in the journal Physiological Entomology over a two-year period. The study explored how warming temperatures affect the spread of gypsy moths. Read more here. […]
This year marks the first ENVS Orientation cohort for incoming first-year students. In collaboration with the VCU Outdoor Adventure Program and faculty from ENVS, a group of incoming students participated in a outdoor orientation excursion/hiking adventure in West Virginia. […]
This past year, the Goochland School District recognized the VCU Prothonotary Warbler Project as one of the superlative efforts in project-based learning, gaining the G21 Award! This project is a continuation of work that Drs. Bulluck and Viverette has developed with the school district with Team Warbler. Read more about the award here. […]
International research and training is key to a successful education in Environmental Studies. However, there is a cost associated with these activities. In conjunction with the Office of Sustainability and the Global Education Office, Dr. Viverette from the Center for Environmental Studies has been working with her students to help them reduce their carbon footprint […]
Dr. James Vonesh was recently awarded a National Science Foundation consortium grant entitled, “the River-based ImmersiVe Education & Research (RiVER) Field Studies Network” focusing on how to develop both human and institutional capacity for active learning using our rivers as the backdrop. Read more about it here. […]
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Enrollment restricted to students with graduate standing, or those with one course in statistics and permission of instructor. Develop quantitative skills for the visualization, manipulation, analysis and communication of environmental “big data.” This course focuses on spatial environmental data analysis, interpretation and communication, using real-time data from the […]