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The University of Montana Environmental Studies program is a diverse, interdisciplinary program that focuses on the concepts of social change and important environmental topics and issues.

The program offers a B.A. and an M.S. with multiple focus areas in each.

Recent News

Greening UM Student Award goes to EVST’s Abby Huseth

Abby Huseth standing in front of ocean waves

Abby Huseth won the Greening UM Student Award at ASUM Sustainability’s Sustainaganza on the Oval on Earth Day!  Each year at the Greening UM Awards, the Sustainable Campus Committee of the University of Montana honors one faculty, staff, administrator, and student for their...

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Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship Awarded to EVST's Rachel Dickson

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UM sophomore Rachel Dickson recently earned a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, the top national award for undergraduate research in science, math and engineering. Dickson is UM’s 16th Goldwater Scholar.  The Barry Goldwater Excellence in Education Foundation trustees awarded...

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UM Leads EPA-Funded Field-Based Groundwater Education Project

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The spectrUM Discovery Area and its partners have been awarded an EPA Environmental Education Grant of nearly $170,000 to implement a field- and data-based groundwater education program in western Montana. The project is led by Beth Covitt, spectrUM’s head of Science Education Research...

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deBuys Reading and Reception

photo of William deBuys in an open  boat going up a river with another man

Writer and Conservationist William deBuys will give a reading this Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Dell Brown Room in Turner Hall on the UM Campus.  deBuys is in residence as the current Visitng Writer in the EVST program.

Andrews Receives 2014 Barnes & Noble Discover Award

Photo of Bryce Andrews and Cover of his book Badluck Way

Congratulations to Bryce Andrews , EVST alum (2009), winner of the 2014 Barnes and Noble Discover Award for Nonfiction for Badluck Way!  This book evolved from his EVST thesis.  A Barnes and Noble editorial calls Andrews' book a "haunting memoir [that] tells us much...

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ex•tinc•tion wit•ness launched by EVST Alum

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Megan Hollingsworth, EVST Master’s Alum 2007, announces the launch of the ex•tinc•tion wit•ness website. ex•tinc•tion wit•ness is a collaborative art project offering creative witness, revolving monthly, with groups being and...

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University of Montana

Environmental Studies Program

Phil Condon, Director

Tel: (406) 243-6273 | Fax: (406) 243-6090

Jeannette Rankin Hall 106A

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812