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Why study global environmental studies at Clark University? As an undergraduate student, you’ll work with nationally and internationally known faculty to study how economic, cultural, and political processes transform the earth’s environment, and you’ll develop the skills to respond to these transformations.

Those who excel in the program may consider applying to Clark’s Accelerated B.A./Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (GIScience).

View University Overview: Major or Minor in Global Environmental Studies


The major in global environmental studies is truly interdisciplinary. Although the Graduate School of Geography administers the undergraduate global environmental studies major, you’ll select from courses offered by multiple departments and programs across campus, allowing you to explore the relationship between society and environment from different perspectives: Biology; Economics; Environmental Science; Sustainability and Social Justice; Management; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; and Visual and Performing Arts.

To delve even deeper into your topic of interest, you’ll choose a subfield: political ecology, climate change and sustainability, or land and resources.

Learn more in our Global Environmental Studies Program Guide.

Honors Theses

During your junior year, you could be accepted into the School of Geography’s honors program. You’ll choose a topic and work closely with a professor on an honors thesis.

View recent honor theses by global environmental studies majors

Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

Global environmental studies majors have multiple opportunities to gain knowledge, skills, and experience outside of the classroom. Learn more about opportunities for: