Environmental history is the study of the reciprocal relationships between people
and the natural world. Environmental historians explore the historically and culturally
derived ways in which human societies have engaged nature, the influence of nature
on human life, and the consequences of these interactions for both nature and people.
Environmental historians utilize interdisciplinary methods that combine traditional
historical source materials with research from the natural sciences. The environmental
history track will help prepare students for further academic work as well as potential
careers in environmental law, land and resource management, environmental science,
and government agencies.