Courses & Requirements

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This program invites students to explore environmental issues through a wide range of perspectives in the social and natural sciences as well as the humanities and the arts. Students combine work in a particular field of their choice with multidisciplinary courses, often team-taught, in the program. The major involves field experience undertaken in regional settings (such as Vassar’s 416-acre ecological preserve and urban ecology projects in New York City) and through international programs. Introductory and senior seminars frame the major, which also includes a senior project or thesis of the student’s own design.