Encyclopedia of UNCG History

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Environmental Studies at UNCG was created in 1971, under the Department of Geography. In 1973, the name of the concentration changed from Environmental Studies to Earth Studies/Environmental Studies. The concentration became an interdisciplinary minor program in Liberal Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences in 2000 and in 2007 an Environmental Studies major was added. It was renamed the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program in 2014 and offers students the opportunity to major (B.A.) and minor in Environmental Studies by gaining integrate perspectives of the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

 

Department of Geography Heads/Concentration Advisors

Craig Dozier (1960-1980)

John Hidore (1980-1987)

John Rees (1987-1994)

Gordon Bennett (1994-2003)

Susan J. Buck (2007-2011)

Bill Markham (2011-2014)

Aaron Allen (2014-current)

 

Concentration Names

Environmental Studies concentration in the Department of Geography (1971-1973)

Earth Science/Environmental Studies concentration in the Department of Geography (1973-2007)

Environmental Studies program within the College of Arts and Sciences (2007-2013)

Environmental and Sustainable Studies program within the College of Arts and Sciences (2013-current)