The goal of the Environment and Sustainability Studies (ENV) Program is to prepare students to create just and sustainable futures. The ENV Program at Wake Forest University is centered on the dynamic, generative space created by combining the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences to address environmental challenges and to act within communities for environmental justice.
The Environment and Sustainability Studies Program faculty apply biology, English, earth sciences, anthropology, history, geography, art, economics, engineering, communication, philosophy, physics, education, political sciences, business, dance, statistics, religion, public health, journalism, computer sciences, and law to human-environment relationships and are committed to transformative environmental change. The ENV Program at Wake Forest University offers two majors, in 1) Environmental Science and 2) Environment and Sustainability Studies, and two minors, in 1) Environmental Science and 2) Environmental Studies.
Policies for the Majors and Minors and other Programs of Study
- 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.
- 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.
- Because of the number of shared courses, Environment and Sustainability Studies majors and/or Environmental Science majors cannot declare the Biology minor.
- Students can minor in both Biology and Environmental Science or Environmental Studies.