Mission Statement for Environmental Studies

Environmental Responsibility, Stewardship, Leadership

The Environmental Studies Department at Elon University offers an environmental vision firmly grounded in the natural sciences, policy, and values. Our primary purpose is to prepare future environmental professionals and to graduate environmentally engaged citizens.  Students participate in a wide range of courses across the university, with active involvement in regional environmental issues and policy-formation through Elon’s Center for Environmental Studies. As environmental challenges drive dramatic global change in the 21st Century, broadly-trained and imaginative problem-solvers will be crucial to shaping new and sustainable futures.