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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

Students, Food Stamps, and Transitions

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Erica Langston, EVST Master's Candidate, recently shared her story about the beneficial role of Food Stamps in student's lives. Read Erica's Starving Students piece  in the Independent.

Unexpected encounters with nature described by EVST alum

While it's no joke running into a moose in the forest, writer and EVST alum Alex Johnson has spent enough time in places like remote Alaskan river systems and the mountains of eastern California and western Colorado to have had his share of encounters.  In the current issue of...

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Environmental Studies Takes Students into the Field

Two environmental studies students taking measurements in a field on a ranch

Once again High Country News has highlighted the exciting and unique educational opportunities Environmental Studies students at UM experience.  Check out the full article on "the West's top programs in the article, 'Real Hunger' creating demand for environmental...

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Zach Brown Recognized as a Young Leader Changing the West

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Zach Brown, EVST alum, is showcased as one of ten people under 30 who are shaping the West's future.  The article in High Country News points out that the West is undergoing rapid change associated with climate change, energy development, population growth, changes in land use and...

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MLK Celebration features keynote by EVST Professor Rosalyn LaPier

people marching in MLK march in downtown Missoula

EVST Professor Rosalyn LaPier, the first Blackfeet tribal member hired in a tenure-track position at the University, was the keynote speaker at Missoula's MLK Community Celebration on Monday, January 19. LaPier spoke on racial and environmental justice. She has worked for 20+ years...

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EVST student Kara Colovich has busy year studying Sustainability

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EVST student Kara Colovich had a busy year in 2014 studying the many different facets of sustainablility within communities. Kara, who is also a winner of the 2014 Greening UM student award, spent summer 2014 in Salt Lake City working with their Division of Sustainability. You can read about her...

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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