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    The focus of environmental studies is the interaction of humans with the environment, specifically on coming up with ideas to live on the planet without destroying it. Graduates who major in environmental studies are passionate about the outdoors, and care about conserving its resources. You’ll be well versed in topics like climate change, renewable energy, and biodiversity. You’ll study how we caused some of the environmental problems in existence, and how, as a society, we may able to reverse them.

    Courses include ecology and society, environmental philosophy, environmental policy, economics of natural resources, statistics, and environmental analysis. You’ll also choose a specialty: environmental policy and law, renewable energy, or urban planning. Work options are just as varied: many grads find employment as community organizers, park rangers, educators, and preservationists.

    • Hamilton College

      Hamilton College Save

      198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, NY 13323
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      High on a hill in upstate New York, and thus not technically in New England, Hamilton is nevertheless a charter member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference. It is named for Alexander Hamilton, who lent his name to ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Wellesley College

      Wellesley College Save

      106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481
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      Inclined to send out posters featuring flowering trees and shrubs in front of elegant architecture, Wellesley is much more than beautiful, given its intellectual heritage. Alumna Hillary Rodham Clinton '69 turned in one draft as the college's first student commencement ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Carnegie Mellon University

      Carnegie Mellon University Save

      5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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      "School, friends, food, sleep: Choose three. That's Carnegie Mellon," according to the "incredibly intelligent engineer types" and "flamboyant drama majors" at this "rigorous" school. Excellent programs include engineering, computer science, business, architecture, and a well-respected School of Drama with several ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Claremont McKenna College

      Claremont McKenna College Save

      500 E 9th St, Claremont, CA 91711
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      "If I had a personal talk with God about creating a great school, He would create CMC," says an obviously satisfied student at truly exceptional Claremont McKenna College in sunny Claremont, California. CMC - one of the five "Claremont Colleges" ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Tulane University of Louisiana

      Tulane University of Louisiana Save

      6823 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
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      Laissez les bon temps roulez, "Let the good times roll," is the motto of New Orleans, but Tulane offers more than Mardi Gras. Located across the St. Charles streetcar tracks from Audubon Park, the campus is expansive and, by virtue ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Wesleyan University

      Wesleyan University Save

      70 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459
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      With Amherst and Williams a member of the so-called Little Three, Wesleyan technically qualifies as a university due to a small graduate program. Everything else about it speaks of a liberal arts college. Especially dedicated to diversity, Wesleyan students commonly ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Vassar College

      Vassar College Save

      124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
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      "There are no core requirements at Vassar College, a small liberal arts school not terribly far from New York City, and first-year student's courseload can range from ancient Chinese philosophy to a "techno-lit English class" using the Internet. Over four ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Save

      153 A Country Club Road, Campus Box 2200, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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      With a beautiful campus in a lovely college town, UNC Chapel Hill may be forgiven—by all but Duke and Virginia fans—for the rhetorical question, "If God isn't a Tarheel fan, why did He make the sky Carolina blue?" The alma ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • University of California-San Diego

      University of California-San Diego Save

      9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093
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      The San Diego campus of the University of California is actually located in the quaint community of La Jolla. UCSD offers a solid liberal arts and science education, and its engineering and science programs are rated particularly high. For fun, ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

      University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Save

      503 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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      Long regarded as one of the so-called "Public Ivies," Michigan offers everything from the Residential College, a human-scaled liberal arts experience within the context of a major research university, to the "Big House," a football stadium that holds more than ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Colgate University

      Colgate University Save

      13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346
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      "Colgate University has "snow-covered trees," "big limestone buildings," a vibrant party scene, high quality academics, and professors that cause students to gush with joy. Great liberal arts programs are plentiful here, and a core curriculum is required of all students ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Colorado College

      Colorado College Save

      14. E Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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      "This small, unique liberal arts college breaks up its academic year into three-and-a-half-week blocks ("the block plan") during which students concentrate on a single course. Courses are "intense" and the workload can vary wildly, but students who stick around love ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees

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