ENST Major/Minor

The major and minor program in Environmental and Urban Studies motivates a deeper theoretical understanding of urbanism and nature, as well as practical strength in addressing urban and environmental challenges.


The Program on Global Environment offers courses in Environmental and Urban Studies that appeal to students in all majors. The courses explore the systematic processes and formal and informal relationships of humans to built and natural environments, in Chicago and beyond in cities across the globe. 


The Program on Global Environment (PGE) fosters undergraduate study of the complex intersections of urbanism, environment, and society. The program is home to the Environmental and Urban Studies BA major and minor program, and co-curricular opportunities through the Frizzell Learning and Speaker Series, Chicago Studies Program, student internships, international experiences, and more.


Recommended Reading in Environmental and Urban Studies

Check out our list of faculty books (curated by Summer intern Mo Mitchell) for an overview of PGE's fields of study.

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