Welcome to the web site of the CWU Environmental Studies (ENST) Program. This interdisciplinary program was first established offering a minor degree more than 30 years ago. In Fall 2008, after becoming its own autonomous program under the direct purview of the College of the Sciences, it underwent major restructuring to include a BS, Environmental Studies degree in five specializations within the sciences: biological sciences, chemistry, geography, geological sciences, and policy. The major was updated in Fall 2016 to an Environmental Sciences degree.
Since inception in its current general form in 2008, the program has grown more than threefold to approximately 70 students. The program core features team-taught courses including General Education courses that are taught by faculty from multiple disciplines. Particular emphasis in on providing students a solid scientific foundation, the ability to research and analyze environmental issues from social, economic and political standpoints, and effectively disseminate information to a diverse range of peoples.
If you have questions, comments or suggestions regarding the program, please feel free to contact the Environmental Studies Program Director, Dr. Pamela McMullin-Messier.
Thank you again for your interest in the Environmental Studies Program and Central Washington University.
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