48 months
49612 USD/year
49612 USD/year
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The Environmental Studies major and minor from Washington and Jefferson College equip students with the knowledge, tools, and opportunities to engage with environmental issues spawned from the dynamics of climate change, ecological degradation, globalization, economic activity, and societal values.


The Environmental Studies program from Washington and Jefferson College focuses on how humans interact with their environment, and how science is applied to shape policy decisions at local, regional, and global levels. It explores sustainability, food systems, diversity, and inclusion, among other topics, and the ways in which these intersect with environmental issues. Through this study, students are prepared to become active environmental advocates and stewards.

Environmental Studies (EVST) and Environmental Science (ENVS) are distinct, but related programs. Both programs start with an introductory course in environmental studies and end with a course in research methods and a professional capstone. 

Both are interdisciplinary programs that focus on building knowledge and skills in the Natural/Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts. However, while these content areas exist in both majors, the ENVS major prescribes significantly more physical science, natural science, and computational science content than does the EVST major.

Careers After W&J

The EVST program allows students the flexibility to minor or double major in another program of their choosing, such as political science, communications, a language major, or numerous other areas and it leads to career success. W&J alumni work in the areas of environmental consulting, environmental law or policy making, urban planning and sustainability, environmental advocacy, education, and natural resource management.

Programme Structure


  • Women, Gender, and Environment in the Developing World
  • Our Physical Environment
  • Global Environmental Issues
  • Diffusion of Environmental Innovations
  • Topics in Regional Development and Environment
  • International Environmental Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


128 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Common Application
    • School Documents
    • Counselor Recommendation
    • Teacher Recommendation
    • Mid-Year Report
    • Final School Report
    • TOEFL or IELTS Scores
    • SAT or ACT Scores. Submission of these tests is optional. 
    • Certification of Finances

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49612 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    49612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49612 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Washington

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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