The Environmental Studies Department at Gonzaga offers a bachelor’s degree program with diverse, integrated courses in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. A minor in environmental studies is also available.
Our program takes advantage of the Inland Northwest’s great outdoors, with national forests, parks and recreation areas serving as your laboratories for studying the interaction between humans and the natural world. We also offer opportunities for service learning, internships and volunteer work.
We are committed to raising environmental awareness on campus and throughout our Spokane community. Our department sponsors public lectures on environmental topics, and we work closely with environmental community partners and on-campus environmental organizations, such as the Gonzaga Environmental Organization, the Outdoor Pursuits living-and-learning community in Marian Hall, and the Gonzaga Outdoors program.
A degree in environmental studies is excellent preparation for graduate school, law school and careers in government and policy. Our graduates have pursued positions in environmental nonprofit organizations, government and public service agencies, and other opportunities directly and indirectly related to the environment.