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Department of

Environmental Science and Studies

A world apart.

Our location—between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic beaches—provides unique opportunities for environmental study.


Prof. Sherman and her thesis students sample Chester River sediment with Dr. Krahforst.2012 Energy and Environment class. In a predominantly rural area projecting rapid growth, our students use the Chesapeake Bay region—its farms and waterways, its history and culture, its people and their environmental concerns—as a learning laboratory. The Chester River is at the College’s back door, and research opportunities are available on campus and nearby.

The interdisciplinary major for environmental studies is designed to educate students of diverse backgrounds and interests about the nature and complexity of environmental issues.
Environmental studies encompass theories of global environmental change, how the change influences the quality of life, and our relationship to the world around us. Students are encouraged to participate in internships and summer research programs and complete a minor in an allied field of study.

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    The World Resources Institute’s Craig Hanson will visit Washington College Feb. 5 to discuss trends in global management of the planet’s natural resources.
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    CES announces the postings for three spring positions. Two positions at the Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory and one position at the Sassafras River Association
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    The Center for Environment and Society (CES) offers 2-3 summer internships each year with the Chester River Field Research Station at Chino Farms.  

    Internship positions are a great way for students who are interested in wildlife biology or related careers to gain valuable hands-on field experience.  

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