• <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/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/5/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86521_ENVS_main_image.rev.1607734024.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/5/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86521_ENVS_main_image.rev.1607734024.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/5/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86521_ENVS_main_image.rev.1607734024.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/5/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86521_ENVS_main_image.rev.1607734024.jpg 1x, /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.


  • My favorite and most challenging class has been Emerging Topics in Environmental Law with Adjunct Professor Karen Russell. We dove into the history of environmental law in the U.S., and the landmark cases and pieces of legislation that inform the environmental field today.

    Annabelle Rousseau BA ’23
    Environmental Studies | English | Modesto, California
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  • We are home to a robust campus community that is concerned with both local and national sustainability efforts.

    Qwynci Bowman BA ’23
    Environmental Studies | Austin, Texas
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  • Calling for large scale, top-down policy change is the most effective way to combat climate change and also hold the bodies in power accountable for their actions.

    Skylar Golleher BA ’21
    Economics and Environmental Studies (double) | Little Rock, Arkansas
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