Explore, examine and analyze the most significant environmental issues of our times — global climate change, toxic waste, and habitat loss — through a perspective that emerges from within the field of economics as you join humanity’s efforts to find innovative, practical, and lasting solutions to environmental degradation.

As an economics major focused on environmental studies, you will not only build a strong foundation in the field of economics but also choose from a wide selection of challenging courses that focus on the intersection between economics and environmental studies.

In the process, you also will gain a solid understanding of how economic principles apply to real-world environmental issues. Whitman’s traditional expertise in blending different fields of intellectual inquiry will allow you to gain a broader perspective and build a strong interdisciplinary foundation for a critical examination of the issues that interest you.

You will interact closely with dynamic faculty scholars and thinkers eager to cross disciplines and make real contributions in their fields.

You will 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.