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, climate change and justice, communication, ecology, economics, ethics, history, literature, nutrition, politics, psychology, sociology, and other fields in addition to our core environmental studies curriculum. Seven 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, study abroad, and a capstone thesis project for all majors.

CSB/SJU are among a small group of 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, Spain and Poland.

Additional opportunities through the colleges' Outdoor U include student employment in environmental education and land stewardship (direct experience in teaching/naturalist work, forestry and land management), internships, volunteering, service-learning opportunities, and outdoor and adventure education.

Recent experiential trips have included canoeing 150 miles of the Missouri River while tracing the route Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery took in 1804 and traveling to Scandinavia for a first-hand experience of applied environmental sustainability as it is practiced in Sweden and Denmark.

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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.

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