ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Program Director: Dr. Gail Grabowsky
Program Advisors: Dr. Gail Grabowsky and Dr. Lupita Ruiz-Jones
Interdisciplinary Contributing Faculty: Dr. Richard Bordner, Dr. Gail Grabowsky, Dr. James Kraus, Dr. Bryan Mann, Dr. Lupita Ruiz-Jones, Dr. Robert Santee, Dr. Wayne Tanna, Dr. Bulent Terem, Dr. Henry Trapido-Rosenthal, Sister Malia Wong


Environmental Studies Program Description

The major and minor in Environmental Studies does the following:

  1. Teach students the many interconnected components of environmental issues, their causes and consequences, and how to achieve sustainable solutions to each

  2. Clarify the ethics that guide decision-making processes pertaining to environmental issues

  3. Enable students to experience environmental activities, research, policy and professions first-hand

  4. Prepare students for environmental careers and graduate or professional schools with environmental and sustainability emphasis.

Students seeking the major in Environmental Studies will acquire the broad-based knowledge required to fully comprehend and successfully problem-solve environmental challenges, design sustainable solutions for the future, work in the environmental industry and run environmental businesses and organizations. The major prepares students for careers in environmental: service, science, sustainability, business, communications, consulting, ethics, health, law, policy, as well as careers in the ever-growing government and non-profit environmental sectors.

Environmental Studies Program Mission Statement

Chaminade University is a Marianist Institution committed as an extension of Marianist values to producing local, state, national and international servant-leaders adept at the multidisciplinary acts of understanding, communicating, ameliorating and preserving or developing more harmonious interactions with the environment. The University’s major in Environmental Studies produces skilled intellectual pre-professionals considerate of the spiritual, ethical, scientific, economic, political, legal, historical and cultural aspects of environmental issues. Students in the Environmental Studies Program benefit from a learning experience which prepares them for the real world through course work, fieldwork, research, service and apprenticeship in the community.