Environmental Studies

Dr. Jeff Hill in Belize
EV-Henwood Clean Up Day 11/5/2016


Join EVS for the Screening of Sonic Sea Flyer

Join UNCW’s Department of Environmental Studies Graduate Student Association and Don’t Drill North Carolina coalition members, the North Carolina Coastal Federation and Oceana for a screening of Sonic Sea, a film about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution.

In the darkness of the sea, whales depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators. But over the last century, human activity has transformed the ocean’s delicate acoustic habitat, challenging the ability of whales and other marine life to prosper, and ultimately to survive. The film Sonic Sea offers solutions and hope for a quieter ocean, and underscores that the ocean’s destiny is inextricably bound with our own. To learn more, click here

EVS Undergraduate Program Earns National Ranking

The EVS undergraduate programs were ranked 32nd in the nation by EnvironmentalScience.org. EnvironmentalScience.org considered a variety of federally reported data as well as the percentage of students graduating with degrees in disciplines closely related to the environmental sciences. To learn more, click here.

Welcome to the Department of Environmental Studies

The environmental studies curriculum is designed to give students the depth of intellectual and analytical skills along with the scholarly background necessary to understand and solve environmental problems. The program is interdisciplinary, drawing upon the resources of many related fields to provide the rigorous analysis necessary to understand environmental problems and formulate decisions that are environmentally sound.

The Department of Environmental Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and a Three Plus Two Combination Degree in the Undergraduate Program, and a Master of Sciences degree.

  • The Bachelor of Arts degree allows students a variety of specialization courses in both social and natural sciences.
  • The Bachelor of Science degree is intended to give intensive training in either the biological or physical sciences.
  • The Three-Plus-Two Program gives students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University.
  • The Master of Science in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary, graduate degree designed for professionals, practitioners, citizens and students who wish to strengthen their knowledge of the environment.