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Environment & Sustainability Program

Please note: The Environmental Science & Policy program name has changed to the Environment & Sustainability Program, effective March 2022. Besides the addition of a Humanities track option, the curriculum is unchanged. Those who graduated before 2022 are unaffected by the name change. Please note that our acronym (ENSP) is still in use.

The environmental problems threatening our planet and society are complex and multi-disciplinary. Students wanting to learn how to tackle these problems need training in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. 

William & Mary has one of the most innovative and integrative environmental programs in the nation. Our undergraduate program offers tracks in science, policy and the humanities. All three tracks integrate knowledge and skills across the disciplines while students maintain a core expertise in their primary major.

Our curriculum spans the disciplines, and so does our research. Faculty from many departments use the resources of the Keck Environmental Field Laboratory for their work: both to deepen our understanding of the causes of environmental problems, and to experiment with potential solutions. 

We also have numerous partnerships with community and governmental groups, working to monitor local and global environmental issues and solve real-life problems relevant to the Chesapeake Bay and beyond.

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