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.

Eric Kocher

Meet Eric Kocher

Eric Kocher, assistant professor of environmental studies, holds degrees from the University of Houston and SUNY Binghamton. His writing, which explores domestic encounters with planetary forces, has appeared in national publications such as A Public Space, Best New Poets, and Boston Review, among others. In the classroom, he works to help students understand how the treatment of environmental ideas in literature, art, film, and digital media shapes our treatment of the environments in which we live. When he’s not teaching, you can find him running in the woods, playing guitar, or on an adventure with his family.

Paul Walkup ’16

Meet Paul Walkup ’16

Paul Walkup, a double major in environmental studies and biology, is a life scientist with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Region 5, Chicago, Illinois. He took the job after receiving master’s degrees in public affairs and environmental science from Indiana University Bloomington’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, which involves serving as a non-point source specialist providing technical consultation regarding non-point source water pollution to the state of Wisconsin, several tribal nations and other Region 5 states.

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