Environmental Studies News

Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts offers students the opportunity to minor or major in Environmental Studies. Offered through our Department of Geography and Urban Studies, the programs teach students to better understand and respect their environment. The faculty teaches students how environmental decision making in one part of the world affects people in other parts. By illustrating those connections they help to develop the theoretical and methodological basis that empowers graduates to make meaningful, positive change. Follow the stories here to understand the impact of those changes and please contact us if you have a story of your own you think we should tell.

screen for Justice at the Polls

Partisan gerrymandering created an unfair political advantage in Pennsylvania. But was it unconstitutional?

Sustainability Symposium

Climate change is a global problem, but its causes and effects aren’t equally distributed across the globe.

Extreme Weather or Extreme Politics

During a recent panel discussion, Geography and Urban Studies faculty addressed the making of a natural disaster and urged students to take the conversation outside of the classroom.

Melissa Gilbert

The esteemed faculty member and geography and urban studies chair is honored to be appointed to the leadership position.

image of Darion Porter

After graduation, Darion completed a GIS internship with the City of Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation and is now a Research Assistant with the Public Health Management Corporation, a leading nonprofit provider of public health resources. Learn why Darion became an Environmental Studies Major.

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