Environmental Studies

Why Choose Pitt?

The complexities of human interaction with nature demand a truly interdisciplinary approach. Our students gain this comprehensive background through coursework, internships, field camps, undergraduate research, and study abroad opportunities. The Department of Geology and Planetary Science's Environmental Studies Program has produced both Udall and Truman scholarship winners, and our alumni now work in both corporate and nonprofit sectors. Read more...


Pitt Wins Green Workplace Challenge In University Sector

The University of Pittsburgh placed first in Sustainable Pittsburgh’s 2013-14 Green Workplace Challenge in the university category.


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Environmental Studies Student awarded 2014 Fulbright Grant

Katherine "Nikki" Luke (A&S '14), an environmental studies and economics major, has been awarded a Fulbright grant for 2014. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding US students who are committed to research and study in other countries.

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ES Major is Lead Author in Research Study

Environmental Studies senior Darve Robinson is the lead author of “The value of remnant trees in pastures for a neotropical poison frog” in Vol. 29 of the Journal of Tropical Ecology (Cambridge University Press).

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Fulbright Winner Featured

Emma Shannon (Environmental Studies ’12), now a Fulbright scholar in Germany, is featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Newsmaker section.

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ES Students Win Top Phi Beta Kappa Honors

Two Environmental Studies students won the Edison Montgomery award as Pitt's Outstanding Juniors at last year's Phi Beta Kappa induction.

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