• Students in a river hoisting up a trawl

    A deep dive into freshwater science and sustainability

    "People spend a lot of time talking about experiential learning but what’s going to have the greatest impact and stick with students the longest is seeing organisms in their natural habitat." – Professor Bloom

Faculty and student working in a stream

Fall 2020 Update: In accordance with CDC recommendations, and for the health of our staff and students, we are actively practicing social distancing. Our office will be closed on campus, but phone lines and email will continue to be monitored Monday-Friday. Our office in Wood Hall, Suite 3900, will be open by appointment on Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit the University's COVID-19 website for updates.


Western Michigan University has a campus-wide commitment to academic rigor, service, inclusivity, collaboration, sustainability and good stewardship of institutional resources.

Environmental and sustainability studies program

Environmental and sustainability studies programs include:

Environmental and sustainability studies

  • Encourages students to develop a personally fulfilling, environmentally responsible way of living.
  • Offers rigorous pre-professional training to prepare students for careers in a wide range of environmentally-related fields.
  • Offers sound academic standards and principles that continually challenge students to excel.
  • Teaches concern for the long-term health and well-being of our planet.