• <a href="/live/image/gid/5/width/650/86521_ENVS_main_image.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86521"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/5/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86521_ENVS_main_image.rev.1607734024.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/5/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86521_ENVS_main_image.rev.1607734024.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/5/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86521_ENVS_main_image.rev.1607734024.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/5/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86521_ENVS_main_image.rev.1607734024.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/5/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86521_ENVS_main_image.rev.1607734024.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/5/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86521_ENVS_main_image.rev.1607734024.jpg" alt="Associate Professor of Geological Science Elizabeth Safran leading a field trip in the Gorge. " width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/5/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86521_ENVS_main_image.rev.1607734024.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/5/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86521_ENVS_main_image.rev.1607734024.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2504" data-max-h="2400" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Associate Professor of Geological Science Elizabeth Safran leading a field trip in the Gorge. </div>

Environmental studies (ENVS) at Lewis & Clark is unique: you will learn the newest concepts in the field and cultivate cutting-edge technical and leadership skills to make a creative difference. We will challenge you to cross intellectual, geographic, and communication boundaries as you weave insights drawn from across the sciences and humanities, apply them in local, regional, and global contexts, and learn strategies to connect with the people and institutions you encounter. In so doing, you will draw a larger—potentially more hopeful—circle around environmental issues. You will graduate with a background in environmental science situated in a broader understanding of cultural, political, and other key dimensions of environmental issues, plus skills and experience you can apply to professional opportunities, graduate study, and effective environmental action.


  • College Outdoors has been extremely empowering and important for who I am becoming.

    Makayla Simmer BA ’21
    Biology and Environmental Studies (double) | Haiku, Hawai‘i
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  • I am proud of designing my own capstone outcome, a graphically-oriented report. It taught me a lot about communicating information visually, a skill that is incredibly useful in the current information age.

    Blake Slattengren BA ’18
    Environmental Studies | Kenmore, Washington
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  • When I came to visit, it just felt right; I could see myself going to school here and being happy.

    Anna Foster BA ’19
    Environmental Studies | Wilmette, Illinois
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