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  • Environmental studies research in Colorado

    The environmental studies major provides overview courses, breadth and depth components, and a capstone project in the senior year.


We are committed to offering students opportunities for small-group and one-on-one research with faculty. The hands-on learning that comes with research encourages the kind of creative-thinking needed to solve complex environmental issues. Undergraduate research experience is also required by many graduate programs.

Research Examples

  • Travel to Colorado with Professor Brad Johnson to examine the timing of large landslides in the San Juan Mountains. In attempt to date the landslides, the group cored bogs and dug soil pits on their surfaces.
  • Collaboration with Professor Cindy Hauser in a project to evaluate air pollution around Davidson Elementary School.
  • Co-authoring papers with Professor Patricia Peroni published in journals including North Carolina Academy of Science and American Midland Naturalist.