Environmental Studies

The environmental studies program integrates and builds upon Wofford’s strong programs in the sciences, social sciences and humanities and provides a cross-curricular program of study that requires foundational work in all three areas. Students study the environment in ways that excite their particular interests as they pursue either a B.A. or B.S.

Peter Brewitt

Meet Dr. Peter Brewitt

Dr. Peter Brewitt, assistant professor of environmental studies, holds degrees from University of California and Dartmouth. His teaching and research focus upon the relationship between human beings and the environment with an emphasis on the politics of ecological restoration. His research addresses dam removal and salmon restoration in the Pacific but is expanding into restoration in the South, including Spartanburg as well as elsewhere in the Carolinas.

Chris Underwood

Meet Chris Underwood ’15

Chris Underwood ’15, an environmental studies and Spanish major, recently won the 38th season of the hit CBS show “Survivor.” While an undergrad, Underwood studied abroad in Ecuador, paddled from Spartanburg to the ocean as part of his senior capstone and surrounded himself with people from whom he could learn. He says that all of this helped prepare him for his “Survivor” win. Underwood works with LGCY Power in Chicago.

Recent graduates in environmental studies are working with:

BenefitFocus Software

Buckeye Fire Equipment Co.

Colonial Life


Duke Energy

Junk Matters


Syncot Plastics

Wilbros Organic Recovery

Environmental studies students are pursuing post-graduate studies at:

Boston University

Clemson University

College of Charleston

George Washington University

Kent State University

Trinity College, Dublin

Tulane University Law School

University of Georgia School of Law

University of South Carolina

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga