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, explores domestic encounters with planetary forces, and his writing on the topic has appeared in a variety of national publications. In the classroom, he works to help students understand how environmental ideas from literature, art, film and digital media shape our treatment of the environments in which we live.

John Farrell ’22

Meet John Farrell ’22

John Farrell majored in environmental studies. He works as the development services coordinator for the town of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. He oversees the development program and is involved with the program that monitors and improves the town’s water quality. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in public administration.

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