Geology - Environmental Studies

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If you’re passionate about empowering yourself to address some of the most urgent environmental issues facing our world today, Whitman’s combined geology-environmental studies major may be the perfect fit for you. As a geology-environmental studies major at Whitman, you will:

Develop an in-depth understanding of the complex physical, chemical, and biological forces that continue to shape the material foundations of our planet.

Choose from a variety of rigorous courses in the environmental sciences to observe and address such natural phenomena and environmental issues as the effects of pollution, optimal land and water use practices, and effective energy consumption.

Collaborate on real-world research with friendly and supportive professors — both within our state-of-the-art laboratories as well as through fieldwork in sites ranging from the Pacific Northwest to Peru, Canada, Costa Rica, Tibet and Tanzania.

Be part of a college community that takes pride in connecting to the natural world in powerful ways — through its location in the eco-friendly Pacific Northwest; through such nationally recognized academic and extracurricular programs as the Semester in the West and the Whitman Outdoor Program; as well as through its commitment to campus recycling, composting and the use of ecological friendly material.