The Online College Database has named Washington University in St. Louis one of “50 Colleges Committed to Saving the Planet”. The university earned a place on the list because of its environmental policy major.
The major is one of three offered by the Environmental Studies program in Arts & Sciences.
Tiffany Knight, PhD, associate professor of biology and director of the Environmental Studies program, said it is a new major, so it is exciting that it is being acknowledged.
The Department of Political Science in Arts & Sciences has shown commitment to the environment by creating the major and has plans to expand it, adding even more course offerings.