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. track.

Professor John Lane

Meet John Lane

John Lane, professor and director of Wofford’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center, is the author of 12 books and is considered a premier nature writer of the South, focusing on Southern ecosystems as they relate to water. He helped develop a learning community for first-year students, The Nature and Culture of Water, and the college’s Thinking Like a River initiative to encourage sustainability along local waterways.

Graduate Karen Gravely

Meet Karen Gravely '16

Karen Gravely interned with Borderlands Restoration in Patagonia, Ariz., to help restore overgrazed grasslands, restore non-flowing streams and evaluate ways for humans and wildlife to co-exist in traditional wildlife-only environments. While there, she also worked with other organizations, including the Arizona Antelope Foundation, the Sky Island Alliance and Deep Dirt Farm Institute. Her interests are in wildlife corridor connectivity and the policies that impact conservation.

RECENT GRADUATES IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ARE WORKING WITH:

BenefitFocus Software

Buckeye Fire Equipment Co.

Colonial Life

Deloitte

Duke Energy

Junk Matters

SciQuest

Syncot Plastics

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Wilbros Organic Recovery

Wofford College

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES STUDENTS HAVE COMPLETED POSTGRADUATE 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