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.
Jungle lodges, cloud forests, colonial towns, and pristine beaches beckoned seven students on a three-week environmental studies course in Ecuador this summer.
In the Atlantic and the Pacific, Washington College students are spending their summer studying sea turtles and having some serious fun doing it.
The Chester River Watershed Observatory will make the Chester the most studied, best understood waterway on the continent. Governor O’Malley comes to town May 30 for the dedication.