Interdisciplinary Program

The Wake Forest Environmental Program offers Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Environmental Science and Environment and Sustainability Studies, and minors in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies. The Environmental Program provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human-environment interaction. The program seeks to identify and apply perspectives from biology, chemistry, physics, geography, government, economics, history, humanities, law, ethics, and anthropology to the human impact on the natural environment. The majors and minors are designed to prepare students for careers in the environmental sciences, law, public health, public policy, and public administration, and to develop attitudes and values consistent with a sustainable environmental future.

Policies for the Majors and Minors and other Programs of Study

  1. The Bachelor of Arts in Environment and Sustainability, regardless of track, cannot be used as a double major with Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry.
  2. A Biology major can elect the minor in Environmental Studies. A Biology major can also elect the minor in Environmental Science, however ENV 220/BIO 220 cannot be counted toward both the Biology major requirements and the Environmental Studies Minor.
  3. Because of the number of shared courses, an Environment and Sustainability Studies major cannot declare the Biology minor.
  4. Students can minor in both Biology and Environmental Science or Environmental Studies.

Contact Information

Environmental Program