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 that explore the systematic processes and formal and informal relationships of humans to built and natural environments 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, student internships, international experiences, and more.


PGE hosts information sessions, study breaks, research presentations, faculty lunch and learns, and career events, as well as the student-organized Frizzell Learning and Speaker Series.


In collaboration with partners across the university, we host undergraduate student research experiences, a student-led speaker series, internship opportunities and career events

Calumet Quarter 2022

The Calumet Quarter is an experiential learning opportunity for undergraduate students interested in environmental and urban studies, taught this year by Alison Anastasio, Ray Lodato, and a community-based practitioner in Spring 2022.


Expositions Magazine Launch

January 28, 2022, 12:00pm CT


Expositions is a brand new student-written magazine in environmental and urban studies. Stop by the Urban Lounge to grab a copy of the first issue, hear live readings from the authors, and enjoy light refreshments.

Work with Us!

We're seeking a communications and projects Metcalf intern to join the PGE team for the summer of 2022 in support of a large-scale archiving and web design project.

EFCampus Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Environmental Frontiers Initiative invites applications for a 10-week, full-time undergraduate research assistant for Summer Quarter 2022.

Share Your Environmental and Urban Studies Work

Are you a student in Environmental and Urban Studies? We'd love to hear from you! Please sign up now to share your photos, writing, recommendations, blog posts or do a social media takeover!

RAIN Research Experience for Undergraduates

The USDA-funded Rainfed Agriculture Innovation Network (RAIN) project will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in the summer of 2022. Ten selected students will be paired with a faculty advisor and a graduate student mentor at one of the team institutions in Kansas or Oklahoma. 

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