A world apart.
Our location—between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic beaches—provides unique opportunities for environmental study.
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.
WC’s Center for Environment & Society is partnering with the Chester River Association to add bobwhite buffers and wetlands on private farmlands in Kent and Queen Anne’s counties.
Through her internship with NOAA, Anna Windle is researching and protecting the nests of loggerhead sea turtles and working every day in the natural beauty of a remarkable estuary.
A record number of Washington College students are headed off this summer to seas, coasts, estuaries, and labs, conducting research as interns for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.