Saint Louis University

Major in Environmental Studies

Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences  

Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate environmental studies degree.

Saint Louis University Environmental Studies Degree Overview 

Saint Louis University's undergraduate degree in environmental studies prepares you for careers where knowledge of both scientific and social perspectives on the environment is important.

If you choose to major in environmental studies at SLU, you'll complete a minimum of 38 credit hours in math and science core classes before choosing a concentration in either philosophy, religion and ethics or economics, politics and public policy.

No matter which you choose, you'll have ready access to the resources of SLU's Earth and atmospheric sciences department, including excellent computer laboratories, annual week-long environmental science field trips and local internship opportunities.

You'll also have the option to participate in a capstone project designed to provide a real-world perspective on concepts you've mastered in class.


What You'll Learn in SLU's Environmental Studies Program

All students entering SLU's environmental studies program are required to complete a core set of preparatory science and skill development courses that give you a broad introduction to the environmental sciences. You'll then choose a specialized track that provides more advanced instruction in your areas of interest to help prepare you for careers after graduation.


What Can You Do With an Environmental Studies Degree from SLU?

Graduates of SLU's environmental studies program are poised for careers in business and government and are well prepared for more advanced degrees in a wide range of fields, including law, economics and public policy.

Learn more about SLU's undergraduate admission requirementsscholarships and financial aid, or take our majors quiz to find other SLU undergraduate degrees that might interest you.

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