Environmental Studies


Do you have an unwavering passion for working to make the planet a healthier place? You’ll be in good company at Colby.

Our students and professors are active locally, nationally, and internationally helping to address the world’s environmental challenges. Through extensive project-based learning and field-research opportunities—beginning in the first-year introductory course—students gain an understanding of climate change, biodiversity loss, natural-resource use, and the relationships between humans and nature.

Colby’s Environmental Studies (ES) Program is one of the oldest and best in the country. The program, the faculty, and students have achieved national recognition, and our introductory and senior-level courses are national models. We offer interdisciplinary majors in environmental policy, environmental science, and environmental computation, as well as a minor in environmental studies that can be elected by majors in any discipline.

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