Climate change. Disappearing rain forests. Polluted and toxic oceans. For lovers of the natural world, there’s never been more cause for worry. But there’s also some good news — with a degree in environmental studies and sustainability, you can join the fight to protect our planet on multiple fronts.
Outdoor adventures await you
Unlock your inner explorer through class field trips and short travel courses. Measure animal diversity during the fall snake migration in southern Illinois. Harvest native plant seeds at the Nature Conservancy’s Nachusa prairie while buffalo roam nearby. Hike the Grand Canyon or snorkel coral reefs.
Discover your opportunities
Hone your research skills within minutes of campus and discover the links between your life and local ecosystems. Test control methods for invasive plants at LeSuer Nature Preserve. Explore the effects of pharmaceutical contaminants on behavior of fish and frogs. Measure population density of turtles at Hamilton Pond. Monitor native plant and animal populations at Spring Grove Prairie.
Get hands-in-the-dirt experience
Get dirty with hands-on restoration efforts at LeSuer Nature Preserve. Plant trees, burn a prairie, stabilize a stream bank. Or explore agricultural ecology at the educational garden and farm while pursuing a minor in global food security. Propose solutions to climate change and implement them on campus and in the community.
Antoinette Meciej '17 works as a communication, marketing and public program specialist at Kendall County (Illinois) Forest Preserve District.
Explore religious and spiritual life through our diverse and welcoming programs.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life creates opportunities for religious and spiritual exploration, discussion, and development which provide openings for individuals and groups on campus to share in religious and spiritual growth, mutual understanding and engage with the community.
Programming and faith-based activities include ecumenical worship services, the Lux Center, diverse representation of religious and spiritual groups, and an annual faith-based alternative spring break trip.
WPFS. MCTV. COIL. Courier. Radio station, TV station, literary magazine, student newspaper.
Whether you’re passionate about a career in journalism or just have a natural sense of curiosity, we offer rich opportunities on our campus to explore the possibilities.
With a student-operated campus radio station, professional television studio, literature and arts magazine, and student-run newspaper, our students utilize their resources to learn technical, media-centric skills.