The Environmental Studies program offers you flexibility and a breadth of academic concentrations that let you hone in on your passion. In both our undergraduate and graduate programs, students design their coursework to meet their individual academic and career goals. Our curriculum provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to pursue a multitude of professional paths and make a difference in the world.
In the Environmental Studies Program, you can gain a better understanding of the world around you, develop expertise in issues of global importance, and learn how to make positive changes for the environment and for society.
Current UO Students
Our undergraduate degree programs are among the most popular at the university. We begin by introducing you to the root causes, impacts and solutions to environmental issues from disciplinary perspectives. In upper division courses, you can explore in depth the concepts you find interesting and examine themes across disciplines. An interdisciplinary capstone course and a practical learning experience push you to apply your knowledge and prepare for meaningful work in a growing job sector.
How to Apply to Graduate Programs
Students thrive in the Environmental Studies graduate programs because it is truly interdisciplinary. The courses and curriculum are flexible yet rigorous, and every degree path and research project is tailored specifically for each student. Graduate students design their own individualized course plan and select faculty mentors from across the university. This allows you to explore problem areas that cut across different disciplines and to gain a unique combination of skills for the job market or further education.
Scholarships & Funding
The University of Oregon offers multiple opportunities for undergraduate funding. In addition to eligibility for grants and fellowships, students admitted to the Environmental Studies master's program are guaranteed two years of funding, usually through teaching assistantships (graduate employee) positions that cover tuition, stipend, and health insurance. Doctoral students typically receive similar support over 4-5 years. Explore the environmentally related awards and scholarship opportunities as well as other financial aid opportunities below.