The ES Concentrations

Environmental studies majors choose among the 7 areas of concentration below around which to organize their advanced course work. Students must choose their concentration by advising period of the second semester of their sophomore year by submitting the concentration declaration form (.pdf) to the Environmental Studies Department in Clapp 302.

Palace of Versailles, France.
This concentration focuses on the study of the political, economic, historical, and cultural forces that shape environmental policies.
Greenfield, MA
Explore the changing relationships between human beings and the natural world through time using the perspectives and tools of the humanities.
dinosaur skeleton, saber tooth
This concentration study the living worlds that have and are evolving and their connection to the physical processes that shape the geologic record.
Prehistoric Potholes, Greenfield, MA
Nearly all environmental issues occur near or at the Earths surface, this concentration explores the geology behind today's environmental issues.
Greenfield, Ma
The concentration explore factors that shape human-environment relations across both the industrialized world and the global South.
Birch at Mount Holyoke College
This is a field and lab-based interdisciplinary science concentration that examines the structure and function of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Kew Gardens, London.
This concentration focuses on the science and policy behind conserving biodiversity and ecosystem function.