Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


If you’re concerned about the consequences of human production and consumption on environmental sustainability, you’re not alone. The effects include pollution, impact on biological diversity, climate change, and sustainability issues. At WPI, you can follow your passion for the planet locally, nationally, and globally and engage in community issues while promoting civic responsibility – all while earning your bachelor of arts degree.

WPI’s project-enriched Environmental & Sustainability Studies (ESS) program, which in addition to its world-class technological education, provides an outstanding, hands-on, liberal arts education in key aspects of human dimensions of environmental change. Students will gain breadth and depth of knowledge across core disciplines such as biology, chemistry, philosophy, history, and environmental law and policy. Working alongside faculty who are equally passionate about the environment, you’ll gain practical experience, engaging in cutting-edge research in areas such as sustainability studies, environmental justice, environmental sciences, and environmental politics.

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  • Institution Name: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Address: 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609
  • Website: https://www.wpi.edu/