The College's environmental studies program incorporates academics, scholarship, and outreach. The academic program provides a minor in environmental studies and a dual degree program with Duke University. Faculty and students in the program actively explore the natural world and our relationship to it through research, scholarly publication, and the creative arts. Additionally, the BSC Conservancy, a student organization, offers a range of environmental service opportunities. Internship, volunteer and research opportunities are also available.
Further information about the Environmental Studies Program can be found at the Environmental Studies home page and in the Catalog under Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors. Information about the dual degree program can be found in the catalog under Courses, Cooperative Programs.
Minor in Environmental Studies
Students interested in pursuing a minor in environmental studies are encouraged to begin early in their academic career by enrolling in ES 150 Environmental Studies.
Dual Degree in Environmental Studies
In cooperation with Duke University, the College offers a dual-degree program in environmental studies. Students who participate in this program attend Birmingham-Southern for three years, followed by two years at Duke University. After completing the first year at Duke, students are awarded a bachelor's degree from Birmingham-Southern in either biology/environmental studies or chemistry/environmental studies. Students are awarded a graduate degree upon completion of the remaining year at Duke. Specific requirements for the program are available in the Catalog under Courses, Cooperative Programs. Students might also consult the cooperating program at Duke.
Because of the special requirements of this program, students should begin working closely with the program advisor, Scot Duncan (email@example.com), early in their academic career.