Graduate Overview

Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (on-campus and online)
Master of Arts in Environmental Studies
Sustainable Development and Policy Concentration (on-campus and online)
Environmental Planning and Management Concentration (on-campus and online)
Environmental Humanities Concentration

Graduate Certificate
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies
Undergraduate Minor in Environmental Studies
Office Phone: (217) 206-6720
Office Location: PAC 309

Departmental Goals and Objectives

The mission of the Department of Environmental Studies is to provide students with the advanced interdisciplinary training necessary for addressing environmental problems. Graduates of the department are prepared for diverse careers in environmental fields.

The principal emphasis in the M.S. and the M.A. degrees is on professional development. The graduate degrees are designed for those who intend to enter the job market for the first time, as well as for mid-career professionals. Faculty work with each student to create a specialized educational plan (developed before or during the first semester of study). Students should consult advising documents for their chosen degree and concentrations.