Why Environmental Studies at Guilford?
As an Environmental Studies major, you will join a growing number of students, faculty and staff on campus committed to helping you achieve personal, community and global goals for a more sustainable future.
Environmental Studies (ENVS) is an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes the relationship between humans and the environment. It allows students to study and address a fundamental issue of our times — the quality of the Earth’s environment and the sustainable use of its natural resources. The program’s focus on justice, global awareness, service to the larger community and the concept of “Nature as sacred” are in keeping with Guilford’s five academic principles and its Quaker heritage.
There are many opportunities for students to further develop their knowledge outside of the traditional classroom. Guilford is one of the few colleges in the country to hold a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, whose purpose is to “preserve and protect the environment.” Funds from this grant provide scholarship for study abroad and internship opportunities that demonstrate values and interest for the environment.