College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Environmental Studies

Major | Minor | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

In a world of rapidly increasing human population, it has never been more important to focus on the environment and our interaction with it. The Environmental Studies major provides a flexible and rigorous curriculum that challenges students to explore the economic, political, cultural, technological, and scientific facets of environmental issues. Beyond the classroom, you will complete a community-based internship or other real-world experience related to the environment and sustainability. Our multidisciplinary approach, coupled with hands-on experience, prepares graduates for complex careers in exploration, management, preservation, and conservation of the natural environment.

Students majoring in environmental studies will analyze and investigate the scientific basis of environmental issues facing both human societies and the rest of the living world in modern times. Sample courses in this program include:

  • ST200, Introduction to Science Studies
  • ENV200, Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ST205, Science, and Society Speakers Seminar
  • ENV330, Geographic Information Systems
  • ST320, Philosophy of Science
  • NW207, Ecology and the Natural Environment

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

  • The Environmental Studies major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

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Foster an ambitious spirit. Cultivate a career.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) attracts the kinds of students who are never satisfied with the status quo. Our quest for knowledge is both timeless and modern. 

We immerse students in the oldest teachings, but also the latest learnings in culture and language, science and technology, psychology and philosophy. In all disciplines, we incorporate research, encouraging students to question everything and meticulously test new theories. Communication is emphasized, teaching students to negotiate, debate, and effectively disseminate information. 

LAS students are committed to being thoughtful practitioners of whatever field they choose, resulting in graduates who are engaged in their careers, active in their communities, and continually learning and leading.