Major or Minor in Global Environmental Studies

Investigate our relationship with the biophysical environment

As a global environmental studies major, you will gain an understanding of how different economic practices, laws and policies, cultural values, and social norms across the globe guide peoples’ relation to the planet.

You'll examine environmental practices and change through the eyes of those whose lives and livelihoods are at stake, and will become familiar with major social movements that have advocated for environmental protection, cultural survival, biodiversity, food security and equitable distribution of resources.

Why Choose Global Environmental Studies at Clark?

  • Be part of Clark’s internationally known Graduate School of Geography — the oldest sustained geography program in the United States, and one that consistently ranks in the country’s top 10.
  • Join a vibrant community of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty united by a strong sense of purpose and a desire to address environmental challenges.
  • Study and participate in research with outstanding scholar-teachers whose work informs international debates on topics like climate change, food security, energy, environmental justice, urban environments, and development and environment.
  • Choose courses from 18 academic disciplines across campus for this interdisciplinary program.
  • Benefit from a highly visible and respected program that prepares you for entry into top-ranked graduate programs and employment opportunities where you can make a difference in the world.