Environmental Studies Do Greater Good

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The Environmental Studies Program

At UNL’s Environmental Studies Program, we seek students who seek change.

We help them discover their passion, and provide the knowledge and skills needed to turn it into a lifetime of action.

In a positive, nurturing, collaborative learning environment, we prepare them to solve current and future local, regional, and global environmental challenges.

We pair a truly interdisciplinary curriculum with a student-centered approach that emphasizes community engagement, compelling internship opportunities, and fulfilling education abroad.

Through fantastic teaching, excellent advising and real-world research experiences, we teach students to think critically, to problem solve strategically and to challenge stale ideas. We teach them to communicate their own ideas clearly and effectively.

We prepare them to lead.

Our graduates go on to careers in environment and public health, sustainability, environmental education, and as entrepreneurs.

It’s their job to make the world a better place.

Make it yours.

Let curiosity move you with Environmental Studies.

Featured Alumnus

Thien Chau, Class of 2015

Thien Chau

After graduating from UNL, Thien moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the Environmental Defense Fund for a summer. While with EDF, he worked on the Defend Our Future campaign, which mobilizes young leaders on college campuses to address climate change through civic participation. Thien then started school at the Georgetown University Law Center where he is currently a second-year laws student and a member of the Environmental Law Review and Georgetown's Moot Court Team. This last summer, Thien clerked with the Environmental Law Institute. While with ELI, he had the opportunity to work on topics such as the Clean Water Act, landlord-tenant obligations, and natural resource damage assessments. Though he's been in D.C. for a while, he tells us that he's still at Husker at heart and loves seeing the progress UNL is making on environmental sustainability!

How to Apply

Let curiosity move you to start your story at the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources or the College of Arts and Sciences. With specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program, and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city of more than 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.

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