Department Description: Wesleyan created the College of the Environment in 2009 with a belief in the resilience of the human spirit and a desire to develop a long-term vision of human and ecosystem health. We believe that the high productivity and interdisciplinary nature of Wesleyan's faculty; the intellectual, questioning, activist nature of its students; and the intimate relationship of the faculty-student teaching experience create opportunities for Wesleyan to make significant contributions to re-orienting our nation's and the world's trajectory.

The College of the Environment will integrate the following components

  • a curricular component comprising the newly established environmental studies major and the environmental studies certificate
  • a think tank
  • a student research/internship program and Collaborative Research Initiative community outreach


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