Environmental Sciences and Policy

Our undergraduate program offers integrative courses at every level from our freshman core course to multidisciplinary sophomore courses and discussion seminars focused on global environmental topics; all the way through to hands-on, applied capstone seminars and research experiences.


Organization Name: 
The College of William & Mary
Discipline: 
Policy
Degree : 
Bachelor's Degree
Location: 
Williamsburg, VA

The environmental problems that threaten the planet on which our society depends are complex, requiring us to integrate insights across the disciplines. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of these problems, students pursuing careers in the environment need significant breadth of training in natural and social sciences and the humanities. At the same time, students need to have an area of expertise, and so should develop effective skills based on depth of training in a specific area. In light of the need for an appropriate balance between breadth and depth of training, the Environmental Science and Policy program has been designed as a secondary major and a minor, each to be pursued in conjunction with a primary major in another subject field.