About the Program

The Environmental Sciences Program in the Weinberg College offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that prepares students to address one of society’s greatest challenges, namely preservation and stewardship of the natural world.

  • Natural science and engineering courses emphasize fundamental and quantitative approaches for identifying, understanding, and solving environmental problems spanning local to global scales, such as air and water pollution, biodiversity, climate change, energy, and sustainability.
  • Courses in the social sciences and humanities place environmental problems in a historical, philosophical, and political context and offer critical perspectives for translating science into action.

A major in the Environmental Sciences Program provides preparation for employment in environmentally oriented firms, companies, and organizations; training for graduate study in diverse environmental disciplines; and pre-professional development for students interested in law, business, or medicine.

For more information, email environment@northwestern.edu.