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.

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.

Darion Porter

The senior environmental studies major has big plans for his degree. Watch the video as Darion tells us how he's making a positive impact on the world.

A brand new park is about to pop up in Doylestown Borough, but it isn’t somewhere off the beaten path. It will be right in the heart of town thanks to a collaboration between temple University Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture faculty and students and community volunteers.