Environmental Analysis Major

Environmental Analysis is an interdisciplinary major focusing on the interaction between human and non-human components of the biosphere. The major applies approaches in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and natural sciences to understanding and solving environmental problems. Environmental Analysis offers an integrated, unifying perspective on life, as well as a program for affecting positive change. The major prepares students for graduate work and careers in teaching, public policy and administration, law, environmental sciences, international affairs, environmental design, and the non-profit sector. Developing sustainable ways of living is one of the greatest challenges of our time.

The Environmental Analysis program combines the strengths of the five Claremont Colleges to provide robust interdisciplinary training for students interested in environmental issues. Resources for field research include the Pitzer in Costa Rica Program, the John R. Rodman Arboretum, the Bernard Biological Field Station, and numerous local partnerships.

Pitzer’s course offerings on the environment are extensive including:

  • Environmental Values, Literature, and Current Affairs
  • Cities by Nature: Times, Place, Space
  • Values and the Environment
  • Bioethics
  • Environments, Arts and Action
  • Environmental Awareness and Responsible Action
  • A Sense of Place
  • Human Interactions with Preindustrial Environments
  • Gender and Nature: Environmental Literature
  • Global Politics of Food and Agriculture
  • Exhibiting Nature
  • Visual Ecology
  • Ethnoecology
  • California's Landscapes: Diverse Peoples and Ecosystems
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Change in China and East Asia
  • Air Pollution: History and Policy
  • U.S. Environmental Policy
  • Urban Ecology
  • Global Climate Change
  • Water in the West
  • Doing Natural History
  • Nature and Society in Amazonia
  • Comparative Environmental Politics
  • Global Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Protecting Nature: Parks, Conservation Areas & People.
  • Restoring Nature: The Pitzer Outback
  • Practicum in Exhibiting Nature: The Pitzer Outback
  • The Desert as a Place
  • Progress and Oppression: Ecology, Human Rights, and Development.
  • Critical Environmental News

For more information on the Environmental Analysis major, requirements, and course offerings visit the Environmental Analsyis field group pages.