Tufts University was one of the first universities in the United States to offer classes devoted to environmental topics. With this long history of environmental education, Tufts is now prepared to meet the demand for environmental leaders in this time of great momentum and change in the global community.
The Environmental Studies program was one of the first multidisciplinary environmental degree programs to be offered in the United States. Environmental Studies offers both a dual-major and minor option for Tufts undergraduates to engage with current issues and topics. For students pursuing the dual-major option, Environmental Studies offers six tracks that focus the student's environmental education: Track 1: Environmental Science, Track 2: Sustainability, Policy, and Equity, Track 3: Environmental Communication, Track 4: Food Systems, Nutrition, and the Environment, Track V: Environmental Humanities, and Track VI: Self-Designed with an Advisor.
The department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a number of majors and minors for undergraduate students which focus on the physical and chemical relationships between environments and health in the pursuit of a sustainable society. Students can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Health and a minor in Earth and Ocean Sciences/Geosystems.
The Experimental College at Tufts University is designed to facilitate innovative and collaborative teaching and learning by exposing students to subjects and ideas beyond the scope of a traditional classroom. Historically, the Experimental College has offered courses with exciting environmental focus areas that engage with contemporary concerns and movements within the environmental field. We encourage you to explore more information about current and past X-College courses to learn more about the diverse opportunities the Experimental College offers.