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...


Environmental Studies Student-Athlete Featured

Stephane Pierre, a junior Environmental Studies major and starting defender for Pitt's men's soccer team, was recently featured in a Pitt Spotlight

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Saving Cambodian lives with slivers of hotel soap

A Pitt student has created the Eco-Soap Bank for Cambodia, which collects leftover pieces to transform hygiene in rural villages

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Undergrads Win Udall Scholarship, Honorable Mention, and NOAA Hollings Award
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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