ENV class in the field

Environmental Studies

The Ursinus College Environmental Studies Program offers you an opportunity to study and experience environmental issues from multiple perspectives. You may either major or minor in environmental studies. Independent research and practical experience are an integral part of the program, allowing you to pursue a topic of your interest in a more detailed and self-directed fashion.

Ursinus students are active on campus, working with members of the faculty, staff, and administration on sustainability projects involving resource conservation, recycling, energy efficiency, landscape and water resource management, organic farming, purchasing and contracting policies, and other issues.

Ursinus students also provide leadership in local community-oriented conservation programs, working closely with partner organizations on watershed and ecosystem-level issues.

Ursinus has two student-led campus-wide groups – a student environmental group, UC Environmental Action, that runs conferences and others events and activities for the benefit of the Ursinus community, and the campus sustainability committee, SustainUC, which works closely with the administration and Facilities Services Office to ensure that Ursinus follows sustainable business practices.


ENV Hunsburger Video

Collegeville acquired this rolling twenty-seven-acre grassland from the Hunsberger family. This park is a popular place for long walks on the grass or along a trail. It features two small ponds and a stream.

View an example of how the ENV program utilizes this beautiful property for research, and conservation studies. Video>

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Environmental Studies

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Environmental Studies