Environmental Studies & Science
At Randolph College
Founded as Randolph-Macon Woman's College in 1891


Randolph College 


The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is a flexible, interdisciplinary program focusing on the relationships between human society and the environment. The B.A. program provides a solid grounding in the natural sciences as well as economics, political science, and humanities. Students pursuing the B.A. complete an environmental internship during a semester or over a summer as part of their senior capstone experience.  For information about the courses relating to the Environmental Studies major, click here


Environmental Program
The Environmental Studies and Science program at Randolph College embodies the conviction that to pursue life work in the realm of the environment, students must grasp the complex interactions that characterize today's most pressing environmental problems. Since these problems lie at the nexus of natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, we provide a rigorous, interdisciplinary course of study, enriched with practical experiences and equipping students with transferable knowledge and skills.

We offer a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a B.S. in Environmental Science. Both degrees provide a strong foundation upon which to build environmental expertise and are designed to incorporate study abroad, internships, and research.









The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is a strong, science-oriented program focusing on the biogeochemical dynamics of the earth system, methods of environmental analysis, and the impacts of human activity on the environment. For information about the courses relating to the Environmental Science major, click here






Many academic opportunities at Randolph College are available for environmental majors, such as the Marine Biological Laboratory in Environmental Science at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Washington Semester Programs, summer and semester fieldwork through the international School for Field Studies, and many more study abroad options. 

Both the B.A. and B.S. programs are rigorous and challenging, and give students the knowledge base and the practical tools and skills needed for graduate or professional school, private consulting, public advocacy or administration, and careers with governmental agencies and laboratories as well as non-governmental organizations. 





Please direct any inquiries to:
Dr. Karin Warren
Chair of the Environmental Studies Department
Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24503

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