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    Maggie ENVS and Journalism, Class of 2022

Welcome to Environmental Studies at UConn

The Environmental Studies major is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to understand the interactions between human societies and their environments. Understanding the ethical and cultural dimensions of our relationship with the environment, as well as the challenges of protecting it, requires insights from multiple perspectives, including the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. read more...

Students Making News!

Wanjiku Gatheru

Wanjiku Gatheru

Rhodes Scholar

Wanjiku (Wawa) Gatheru ’20 (CAHNR) is the first Rhodes Scholar in UConn's 138-year history! (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

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Sena Wazer


Sena Wazer was recently interviewed by the Hartford Courant on her views on environmental policy. (Kassi Jackson/Hartford Courant photo)

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Sarah Hill


Working to add water bottle refill stations throughout the University.

News and Upcoming Events

Faculty in the News

We are delighted to share that our esteemed colleague, Dr. Prakash Kashwan, was quoted this week in articles published by the New York Times, among other major news sources. Prakash provides valuable insights on a recently released report from the National Academy of Sciences on solar geoengineering governance. Congratulations Prakash We invite you to look […]

Climate Crisis: Take Action Course

UNIV 3985 Special Topics: Climate Crisis: Take Action 1-Credit Course Free to all UConn students, faculty and staff Human-caused climate change is one of the most challenging crises facing the world. Solutions exist that offer hope for addressing this challenge now. The course takes a transdisciplinary approach to the issue of climate change action, intentionally integrating […]