Environmental Studies Major Close Sub-Nav Menu Request InformationMajors and MinorsAcademic Support Resources for Students Disability Support Services Registering with DSSDSS Resources The Communication Center Dr. Seth Clabough Resources for ParentsStaffFAQsLaunchFirst Generation College Students Copley Science Building ConstructionHonors Program Application for Prospective Honors StudentsHonors Academics Current Students Entering Prior to Fall 2016 Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesDepartmental Honors Current Students Entering Fall 2016 or After Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesHonors ModulesCollaborative Learning Experience Honors Benefits and OpportunitiesHonors Program Directors Noyce Teacher Preparation ProgramFirst Year Program: RMCS101Study Abroad & International Education J-Term Study/Travel Payment Procedure & Scholarship Information Study Abroad Options at RMC J-Term Mandatory Insurance Plan International TravelDomestic Travel J-term 2017 Study/Travel CoursesJ-term Resources Semester Abroad FAQsEligibility and CostsSemester Abroad Application InformationScholarships International Students Obtaining an F-1 VisaMaintaining Student StatusEmployment Social Security NumberCurricular Practical Training (CPT)Optional Practical Training (OPT) Driver's LicenseHealth InsuranceTravelTransfer to R-MCInternational Student Orientation International @ R-MC International Assistant ProgramInternational HousePhoto Gallery 2015 Photo Contest Winner Study Abroad Photo ContestInternational Education Week 2016 OIE staffParents & FamiliesVoices from Abroad Summer Session Important DatesStudy Skills CourseSummer Session Tuition, Fees & Housing Undergraduate ResearchRegistrar's OfficeInternshipsIntellectual Property Rights (PDF) U.S. News and World Report named Environmental Studies as one of the top nine "college majors with a future," and Environmental Studies majors at Randolph-Macon College go beyond the classroom, working in project teams to solve real problems. It's a hands-on approach that fosters creative and critical thinking skills vital for addressing the complex issues of the 21st century. More Than a Major Complex challenges demand unique perspectives. Every Environmental Studies major develops an additional area of expertise through a minimum of 15 credit-hours' study in a different discipline, and double majors are encouraged. Real-World Partnerships Student teams work with real clients, partners, and stakeholders. Recent projects have included restoring a stream for the Town of Ashland and partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the James River Association to develop a restoration and conservation program for the James River's endangered Atlantic sturgeon population. Extra Options Environmental Studies majors choose internships with organizations such as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Southern Environment Law Center, and private consulting firms. Other options include research projects and study abroad. Graduate Studies Graduates of R-MC's Environmental Studies program are now pursuing advanced degrees at schools including Johns Hopkins, Duke and Virginia Tech. Adam Rountrey '03 received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and now is the Research Museum Vertebrate Collection manager for the university's Museum of Paleontology. During his graduate studies, he was part of the team studying the perfectly preserved, 40,000-year-old remains of a woolly mammoth discovered in Siberia in 2007 and featured in the National Geographic film Waking the Baby Mammoth. Careers Graduates apply their interdisciplinary expertise to careers in diverse fields such as public policy, consulting, government and conservation. Apply to R-MC! Connect with R-MC on Facebook! Ask a Question?