Environmental Sustainability Major
EMU Wins Sustainability Award
Eastern Mennonite University is among seven institutions to receive a Campus Sustainability Research Award for its collaborative efforts in the study and reduction of nitrogen pollution.
This fall, environmental sustainability majors and minors at Eastern Mennonite University enjoyed a field trip to one of the world’s most unique ecosystems, Dolly Sods Wilderness in West Virginia.
Students on the Middle East cross-cultural visted Kibbutz K’tura, which has created a village to simulate various possible “off the grid” devices.
Senior Amanda Williams, junior Bekah Mongold and Hannah Daley '17 take a break during summer data collection on Crab Run in Bergton, Virginia. Williams and Daley are the recipients of the first EMU Summer Research Grant, which they are using to explore the relationship between canopy cover and water temperature.
At EMU, you’ll receive a top-notch scientific education thanks to professors who are experts in their fields and our well-rounded, interdisciplinary learning approach. It’s part of what makes EMU a Christian university like no other.
Environmental sustainability majors learn to truly grasp the nature of environmental research and issues by taking courses in a variety of disciplines.Biology, sociology and peacebuilding professors work closely together on environmental sustainability courses that weave forward-thinking sustainability practices with issues of international and community development and conservation.
Our graduate program in peacebuilding is also an asset to any undergrad in the fields of development and sustainability; dozens of grad-level international scholars flock to EMU each year to study at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. And many professors around campus have decades of experience working and living overseas advocating for those in the margins.