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Environmental Studies

Through research and special study opportunities on and off campus, environmental studies majors at Manchester engage in real-world experiences in the lab and in the field. You may find yourself “getting your feet wet” in a creek researching fish habitats or standing in the ocean in the Bahamas studying sand dollars. Or maybe you'll find yourself in a forest, surveying bird populations and vegetation.

Manchester’s environmental studies program, established in 1971, is among the oldest ES programs in the country. Students learn about the state of the local and global environment, and are prepared majors to fill vital roles in environmental science, education, public policy and related fields.

Our mission

To provide students experiential learning opportunities and rigorous academics rooted in natural sciences, political sciences, economics, and philosophy to better understand the human endeavor in the context of responsible environmental stewardship.


Environmental Studies

Ranked Top 15% for Most Focused by College Factual