Environmental Studies at Bowdoin equips students with knowledge, skills, and perspectives to understand the causes and consequences of local and global environmental problems, with the goal of developing just, equitable solutions. Our curriculum emphasizes thinking across and beyond disciplines and embracing interdisciplinary inquiry in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Bowdoin has appointed a cohort of four accomplished scholars to new endowed faculty professorships honoring distinguished Black graduates of the College. These new positions, which are fully funded by donors, will focus on the interdisciplinary study of race, racism, and racial justice and across themes of environmental justice and belonging, citizenship, and freedom.
Coinciding with this year's fiftieth anniversary of Bowdoin's Environmental Studies program, two student-curated shows—one in the Museum of Art, the other in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library—examine the study, depiction, and defense of the environment in art and academia.
Join us in celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Environmental Studies at Bowdoin College.
Read An Environmental Studies Program for a Rapidly Changing World.