Hours Required120 credit hours
Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Environmental Education, Society and the Environment
The Nebraska Difference
Collaborate to Solve Real Problems
1-to-1 mentoring, professional development and training
Go Beyond Classroom Learning
Two Pathways For Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Connections to Your Future
You’ll connect with opportunities that allow you to network with new faces, engage with potential employers and connect with the local community.
We emphasize experiential education, so your studies will be marked with internships, research opportunities, community service experiences and so much more.
Make a Difference
Do real work, with real people, on real problems. Join a community of students who are leading meaningful change and working hard to make a difference and create a better tomorrow.
Environmental Studies Orientation (ENVR 101)
A comprehensive overview of the discipline of environmental studies. Investigate current and critical environmental issues.
Science, Systems, Environment, and Sustainability (ENVR 201)
Earth system and ecosystem science concepts for understanding current and future environmental challenges, considering scientific evidence and uncertainty and implementing sustainability concepts.
Individual and Cultural Perspectives on the Environment (ENVR 249)
The influence of culture on individual perspectives related to the concepts of sustainability and the relationship that humans have with the environment.
Environmental Engagement and the Community (ENVR 319)
Learn the processes that environmental agencies and organizations use to develop and implement projects and programs.
Psychology of Environmental Sustainability (ENVR 334)
Applications of psychological principles to understand human transactions with the environment and find behavior-based solutions to environmental problems.
Senior Thesis (ENVR 489 and 499)
Develop an individual research topic and engage in the full research process to create a Senior Thesis that is suitable for presentation.
Explore the 4-Year Plans
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Outside the Classroom
Depending on your major, interests and goals, you can choose to do research, work as an intern, study abroad, become a leader or serve your community. The university’s Experiential Learning requirement ensures you have at least one of these transformative learning experiences; students in the College of Arts and Sciences typically complete at least two.
Dave Gosselin, Professor
Dr. Gosselin is the co-director of Chancellor's Environment, Sustainability and Resilience Commission, which provides strategic recommendations and ongoing advice related to the environmental, social and economic well-being of the University and its stakeholders. His passions include developing educational programs in Earth systems science.
Academics & Experiential Learning
- Engage in courses and clubs that strengthen leadership and problem-solving skills.
- Connect academics with research techniques through a senior thesis.
- Participate in an internship that connects classroom learning with real-world employment skills.
- Utilize volunteer experiences to gain additional skill sets.
- Work on real-world projects and initiatives with environmental organizations in ENVR 319: Environmental Engagement.
- Discover integrated learning opportunities, including partnerships with the Lincoln Public Schools Sustainability office.
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If you have questions about the Environmental and Sustainability Studies major or navigating the application process, contact us.