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The Top Five Colleges for Environmental Education

The Top Five Colleges for Environmental Education
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2. Willamette University

Willamette University, Salem, Oregon

The Environmental and Earth Sciences Department at Willamette is notorious for its emphasis on critical thinking, research competency and writing and persuasion skills. Students benefit from an excellent faculty and a challenging combination of study that takes place in the classroom, in the field, abroad, in a lab, and during internships. research, and internship opportunities.

By M.O. Stevens - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
By M.O. StevensOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Being in proximity to both nature on a grand scale and different Oregon communities allows Willamette students to receive balanced access to hands-on field experience and policy-making arenas. Did we mention that this is the longest standing program in the Pacific Northwest?

  • Cost to attend: $63,000
  • Average loan debt: $32,000
  • Acceptance: 78%

1. Colby College

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By Colby MariamOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Colby’s Environmental Studies (ES) Program is one of the oldest and best in the country. The program, the faculty, and students have achieved national recognition but it’s what happens outside of the classroom that shows how students apply their learning to the real world. Colby College encourages its Environmental students and professors to be active participants—locally, nationally, and internationally—in helping to solve environmental challenges. It’s a big task, but the students of Colby are up to better understanding climate change, biodiversity loss, natural-resource use, and the relationships between humans and nature, through coursework, projects and field-research.

  • Cost to attend: $61,000
  • Average loan debt: $30,600
  • Acceptance: 23%

Environmental Studies is a field that crosses the boundaries of traditional disciplines—it’s the ultimate degree for those who crave variety. Graduates of the programs listed above, and others like them, are some of our most hopeful sources of information for the health of American culture. It’s not just about keeping “green” environments green; rather, it’s a study of making balance in a very complicated world of natural, human-made and digital worlds.

Our future sustainability officers, environmental protection technicians, ecological economists, renewable energy analysts, and urban (and regional) planners count on excellent programs that are suited to meet the demanding and varied demands of the job.


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