Environmental Studies (ENVST)

Environmental studies explores the relationships between the earth’s natural and physical systems, human political, economic, and social systems, and human understanding of the environment as informed by ethics, philosophy, art, history, religion, and literature.

Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • ENVST 137
  • GE/Elective*
Interim
  • GE/Elective
Spring
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • GE/Elective*
  • GE/Elective*
Additional Information

*The Environmental Studies major starts with Environmental Studies 137. After taking that course, students should explore courses in the three tracks of the major: natural sciences, social sciences, and arts/humanities. Consult the St. Olaf Catalog for more information.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
  • Students earning a four or higher on the Environmental Science AP exam may elect to count it in lieu of ES 137.
  • Students wishing to transfer credit from other institutions must receive the permission of the department chair.
Placement
  • A score of four or above on the Environmental Science AP exam will relieve students of the need to take ES 137 as a requirement for the major.
Informational Events

Nothing listed at this time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Chair, Department of Environmental Studies – Dan Hofrenning (dhofrenn@stolaf.edu)