The Environmental Science Program emphasizes the multi-disciplinary nature of environmental issues and the role of the natural sciences in addressing and solving environmental problems. The program curriculum is designed to complement disciplinary, content-oriented courses, such as biology, chemistry, economics, etc., with applied problem-solving courses and experiences.


The purpose of the Environmental Studies minor is to introduce students to the interdisciplinary understanding of the scientific, technological, management, policy, legal, cultural, and ethical dimensions of environmental issues in areas beyond their chosen disciplines. Additionally, the Environmental Studies minor seeks to enhance the student's ability to view the world with a Franciscan reverence for all creation.