Environmental Studies

Pitt-Johnstown Environmental Studies

The Pitt-Johnstown environmental studies major allows for considerable flexibility in course selection, in order to accommodate different career paths and interests. The major emphasizes environmental policy, a grounding in environmental science and appropriate methodological skills commonly required in real-world application.

Environmental Studies

The major is interdisciplinary in nature, with courses offered by faculty members from disciplines that include biology, chemistry, civil engineering technology, economics, English literature, geography, geology, philosophy, physics, political science, and sociology.

The major consists of two core courses (Introduction to Environmental Studies, and Senior Seminar), an internship, seven courses in environmental policy, eight courses in environmental science, and two methodology courses.

Most environmental studies majors complete a minor or a second major in one or more areas of interest, most commonly geography, biology, and geology. Environmental studies majors meet individually with their faculty advisors one or more times every term to review their programs of study.


Geography Department
108D Krebs Hall

Mitzy Schaney814-269-2993