The environmental studies program at Randolph College embodies the conviction that to pursue a career in the realm of the environment, a student must grasp the complex interactions that characterize today’s most pressing environmental problems.
The goal of Randolph’s environmental studies program is to develop scholars, thinkers, teachers, and activists who back up their passion for the environment with a strong grasp of the underlying science and policy and a comfortable ability to work with numbers.
Bachelor’s degrees in environmental studies and environmental science are offered. They are diverse and challenging interdisciplinary programs and give students the knowledge base and practical skills and tools needed for graduate or professional school, private consulting, public advocacy or administration, and careers with government agencies and laboratories, as well as non-governmental organizations.
A minor in environmental studies is an option for students in any major program who wish to add an environmental perspective to their chosen field.
Randolph College is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and is proud to be the first signatory of the American Colleges and Universities President Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in the State of Virginia.