The Center for Environmental Studies promotes multidisciplinary inquiry of environmental issues and problems through education, research and outreach programs. These programs are designed to increase scientific knowledge, expand community awareness, and foster greater appreciation for the interdependence of humans and other species.
The Center also serves as a catalyst for innovation in support of its educational, business and community constituencies.
What's up in Environmental Studies?
Students have the power to enact positive change, not just in the Texoma area, but in the world. A wide variety of projects involve sustainability, environmental impact, land management and much more. Read about the opportunities to get involved.
Competitive summer internships with outstanding environmental organizations allow you to spend part of your summer with a small but nationally known organization that is a recognized leader. See the details! The Center also assists students in applying for dozens of other outside environmental internships.
View a list of graduate programs by topic to discover the many opportunities that study in environmental studies provides. In addition to these programs, many other excellent opportunities exist in other university departments. Learn more about graduate school programs.
Plan to attend one of the Environmental Studies Lunch Talks or sign up for a project during GreenWeek. There are many opportunities to learn about the environment and make an impact. See the upcoming events.
The Austin College Center for Environmental Studies offers TEKS-aligned field trips to its Clinton and Edith Sneed Environmental Research Area and Prairie Restoration site located approximately 10 miles west of Sherman. The field trips are generally for 4th and 5th grades, and are led by College students. Learn more!