Environment & Sustainability Studies

Bachelor of Arts

The Environment & Sustainability Studies program teaches students how to think across disciplinary boundaries to address environmental challenges and to act within their communities for environmental justice. Recently created but right on time, the major provides a holistic education in Wake Forest’s finest tradition of collaborative, forward-thinking studies.

Did You Know?

  • This highly interdisciplinary major calls on the expertise of faculty in 20 different undergraduate departments as well as professional schools of Business, Divinity and Law.
  • Offered for the first time in 2020-21, it is part of a rapidly growing Environmental program that includes Environmental Science.
  • Concentrations are likely to include environment and health; conservation science; environmental leadership; and computational sustainability and data science.


Sample courses for students studying Environment & Sustainability Studies include:

  • Environmental Issues
  • Leadership for Sustainability
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Herpetology

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Clubs & Organizations

Environment & Sustainability Studies students participate in the following clubs and organizations:

  • Wake Adventure Club
  • Women in STEM
  • Campus Kitchen
  • Campus Garden
  • Bioethics Club
  • Sustainable WFU

Career Outcomes

Careers that often interest Environment & Sustainability Studies majors include:

  • Environmental Engineer
  • Sustainability Director
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Sustainability Specialist

Related Programs

Those who are interested in Environment & Sustainability Studies also consider the following programs:


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