Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies degree at NIU prepares our students to meet environmental challenges on a local, regional, and/or global level. As a student in our program, you will analyze solutions to energy demands; assess the impact of environmental, climatic, and energy challenges facing society; and learn how to promote sustainability and the new policies surrounding it.

Students interested in studying the environment may choose from four options:

You can customize your course of study to reflect your specific interests.

2023-2024 Environmental Studies Emphases

  • Biodiversity and Environmental Restoration (B.S. only)
  • Sustainability and Energy Studies
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Policy and Law
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Educator Licensure - Environmental Science

Contact Us

Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy
325 Montgomery Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-6563
Fax: 815-753-2902
Email: envs@niu.edu
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