Explore the complex interactions between humans and the environment while developing a strong foundation in the natural and social sciences. Become an inspiring and effective advocate for the health of our planet.
About the Environmental Studies Program
The path toward a more sustainable future requires the leadership of professionals trained in a variety of fields. The environmental studies program at Mills will prepare you to inspire change in environmental policy, environmental law, education, sustainable agriculture, food justice, and many other areas.
Our program will challenge you to view the relationship between humans and the biosphere from new perspectives, using a range of critical frameworks. In small, collaborative classes, you’ll develop a multidisciplinary understanding of ecological systems and environmental issues. Students majoring in environmental studies take courses in biology, chemistry, economics, environmental science, and public policy, and have the option of exploring anthropology, sociology, government, and philosophy. View our program details for in-depth information on the major and minor.
With the support of dedicated faculty, you’ll gain hands-on experience, pose independent research questions, powerfully communicate your ideas to an audience, and write analytically rigorous papers. Our career services office can help you find local internship opportunities. You’ll graduate equipped with the intellectual tools and experience required to address complex environmental problems with keen discernment from multiple disciplinary perspectives.
Courses You Could Take
Community & Ecosystem Ecology
Principles of Ecology
Environmental Policy Analysis