Our 3,300 acres of wetlands, streams, forests, lakes and prairies offer a unique environment for students to explore, conduct research, and learn about environmental education and land stewardship. 

We offer a wide range of environmentally-oriented courses in art, communication, ecology, economics, ethics, geology, history, literature, nutrition, politics, psychology, sociology, and other fields in addition to our core environmental studies curriculum. Six department faculty members are joined by two dozen faculty members from other departments.

Our focus on experiential learning offers opportunities for research assistantships, internships, field experiences, and a capstone thesis project for all majors.

CSB/SJU are among very few colleges in the world that hold official observer status with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The UNFCC’s annual meetings bring together global leaders – and our students have joined them in Denmark, France, Morocco, Germany and Poland.

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Environmental Studies

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Our campus is ranked as the #2 college arboretum in the country and includes a variety of ecosystems, 15 miles of hiking trails, and an ever-present access to nature. Request more information.

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Our campus is ranked as the #2 college arboretum in the country and includes a variety of ecosystems, 20 miles of hiking trails, and an ever-present access to nature. Request more information.