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Environmental Studies - studies the relationships between humans and the planet Earth. Student's will receive a well-rounded education through the interconnection of environmental studies with many of the other departments offered at Linfield. Choose between either a science or policy focus, and be prepared to learn to perform research through interdisciplinary inquiry, apply techniques to said research, and develop and express informed decisions based on research on the individual or societal level.


Dip into the Environmental Studies minor and learn the basics of utilizing resources, study the economics of the interaction between societies and the environment, understand the diversity of the Earth's organisms, and much more!


Earth Week 2013 Trash DisplayMajoring or minoring in another field but want to learn more about the different classes offered about sustainability? Choose from a variety of classes including but not limited to:

ECON 341 - Environmental Economics
ECON 342 - Natural Resource Economics
ENVS 250 (also listed as SOAN 250) - Environmental Sociology
ENVS 300 - Topics in Environmental Policy
ENVS 380 - Conservation Biology
ENVS 450 - Environmental Health
PHIL 306 - Environmental Ethics
HIST 152 - Environmental History of the U.S.

Check out the Linfield Course Catalog to find more classes related to sustainability!

Here's an example of how these courses have integrated sustainability ideas in to the curriculum: the Environmental Sociology class put together a trash display at the start of Earth Week in 2013 in Dillin Hall to show our actual trash impact on the Riverbend landfill along with other figures and data regarding how much of our waste could actually be diverted.