New climate change minor open to all students

Facing climate change will be the job of people in many fields.

Climate change is one of the most serious crises of our time, but what the future looks like will depend on the decisions people make now and in the coming years.

It will be the job of not only scientists, but people in many fields, to make more informed decisions. That’s why the Department of Environmental Studies’ new climate change minor is open to students from all majors.

Launched in fall 2022, the new minor provides an interdisciplinary, holistic view of the scientific and societal causes and effects of climate change—and what can be done to mitigate and adapt to it. Course requirements and electives include climate-related classes in science, policy, economics, culture, psychology and more.

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