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Environmental Studies and Sustainability

What if you could...

What if you could tour a recycling facility in Newark, N.J. and understand its environmental and business models...

ESS is the study of challenges to Earth’s life-support systems—and their solutions


the number of children in Newark, N.J., who suffer from asthma
ESS students and faculty worked together to map Newark air pollution to its sources.
Evidence from the Drew study helped stop the construction of a new incinerator there.

Careers Made easy

Green 9 to 5

The environment is in crisis. There are lots of ways to help—and that translates into lots of jobs. Real-world internships, of which there are plenty, look great on résumés. We can get you there.

Our program is a fine preparation for graduate school, and ultimately, teaching at the university level or conducting high-level laboratory research.

Other graduates are working for nonprofits on the frontlines of environmental solutions, and in government agencies, environmental law and science teaching.

Successful Alumni

  • Professor of biology
    Dartmouth College
  • Climate change specialist
    U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, DC
  • Entomologist
    USDA Longhorned Beetle Program

Learn more about when you graduate


The Drew Forest
Drew students restore sections to its natural state.
Invasive species take a fall.

My Favorite Course

“It really started me thinking about what kind of work I would like to do and what change I would like to see come out of it. It made me realize how important the work really is.”

Matt Boudreau on Peak Oil and Climate Change

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