About Our Environmental Sustainability Major
What makes EMU’s environmental sustainability major so unique? Plenty!
Our program provides a combination of breadth and depth. All students learn the interdisciplinary nature of environmental research and issues by taking courses in a variety of disciplines. At the same time, students get a more in-depth education in one area by choosing a science or a social sustainability track within the environmental sustainability major.
Key Distinctives of Our Program
An interdisciplinary approach to understanding contemporary issues such as local hydrofracking, wilderness preservation. We study modern concerns like global warming from both scientific and social perspectives.
Job-related experience in a wide variety of organizations through a required practicum, or internship. Practical experiences in private businesses, farms, and government agencies are an important step in developing a career in environmental sustainability.
Research opportunities on student-faculty collaborative projects, such as a grant-funded steam restoration project in a local mountain community.
Washington D.C. internships through WCSC:
Local internships in Harrisonburg, Virginia: