Environmental Studies at UST

Explore the possibilities


Environmental Studies seniors celebrate graduation


Ashley Hansen works on raingardens

Community Engagement

Carly Dent is Minneapolis Food Council's Homegrown Hero

Field work

Jenna Ness collects survey data

Why Environmental Studies?

Environmental challenges affect every aspect of our work and world – from international politics to the way we run our businesses and what we feed our children. To meet these challenges, Environmental Studies majors gain broad competencies in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Each student also develops a personalized concentration to provide depth in a specific area such as public policy and planning, engineering, business management or communications. Together with field study, internships and study abroad opportunities, the Environmental Studies major equips you to bring sustainable solutions to the career of your choice.


Environmental Studies and Environmental Science students win an Honorable Mention at the EPA's Sustainable Design Expo!

A team of students from Chip Small's Environmental Problem Solving course and Maria Dahmus' Environmental Studies Field Capstone competed in the EPA's Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C. April 12-14, 2015.  They won an honorable mention for their interdisciplinary project, Adaptation of Hydroponics to Remove Excess Phosphorus from Urban Lakes.  Congratulations! Learn more about the Sustainable Design Expo and see other award winning projects!