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, associate 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 Caroline Harrington '21

Caroline Harrington, an environmental studies major with a minor in business and a concentration in energy studies, is a co-op at Enel X, a sustainable energy firm in Boston, Massachusetts. The position provides a pathway into a career as a program analyst in the energy market industry. She works with clients, utilities and personnel in the company, oversees customer data and assesses operations.

Recent graduates in environmental studies joined:

Alaska Mountaineering School
American Mitigation Company
Duke Energy
Enel X
Environmental Permitting Consultants
Johnson Development
Junk Matters
LGCY Power
Newberry County Museum
Palmetto Outdoor Company
St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center
Tryon International Equestrian Center
United States Armed Forces
United States Environmental Protection Agency
United States Geological Survey

Environmental studies students have pursued 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 Maryland
University of New Hampshire
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga