CofC Graduate Program in Environmental Studies

An interdisciplinary graduate program addressing environmental and sustainability issues from natura

As the field of environmental studies has expanded, so has our understanding of the complexity of environmental issues. Many different concerns, including those of the public, private industry, and the scientific community must be balanced to approach the environmental concerns facing our society today. In training students to handle the challenges posed by a career in the environmental field, exp

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Today we recognize Cheyenne as the recipient of the 2023 Student Coastal Advocate Award from ASBPA’s National Coastal Conference. This award highlights Cheyenne’s research in coastal policy and advocacy.

Awesome work!! 👏🏼


Excited to share our November Current Student Spotlight, Evan Cizler!


Last week, Concurrent EVSS/MPA student, Hannah Quast, and CofC professor, Dr. Barbara Beckingham, joined other local experts in meteorology, city infrastructure and engineering at a symposium at to answer questions from 4th graders working on a special project to design a flood resistant Lego City!

Photos from CofC Graduate Program in Environmental Studies's post 11/06/2023

We are very proud of our EVSS students that presented in the 3 Minute Thesis competition hosted by the ! Thanks to all who came out to support!


Reminder! Today, Nov 6 from 5-7pm at 86th Wentworth Street! Come out to support your friends and colleagues 🤓


Thanks to Dr. Vulava, EVSS 541 Pollution in the Environment is an experiential learning course designed for students to get out in the field!

What an awesome opportunity! 👏🏼🌱

Photos from CofC Graduate Program in Environmental Studies's post 10/23/2023

Everyone take a moment to read about Greg's awesome research! As a Wildlife Biologist II with DNR, Greg has had an incredible opportunity to tie together his career and EVSS thesis research.

We’re proud of you, Greg!


Join us this Wednesday, Oct 18th for Donuts with the Director! Dr. Ali will give key insights for building a committee and finding a research project. No RSVP required!

Photos from Charleston Climate Coalition's post 10/13/2023

Such a pleasure to co-host the mayoral climate forum with some incredible Lowcountry Organizations. Thank you to the candidates and all who attended. Get informed and vote on November 7th!


We hope to see you all at the mayoral forum on climate action October 12th! See details below

The Charleston Mayoral Forum on Climate Action is coming soon! Hear directly from the Mayoral candidates on green buildings, bike infrastructure, wetland preservation, environmental justice, and more.

🌞 Thursday, Oct 12th, 7pm at the TR Arena McAlister Suite 🌞

Whoever becomes Mayor of Charleston this election will be in the position to lead the Southeast in climate action. Get informed ahead of voting day (Nov 7)!

Walk-ups are welcome, but RSVP ahead of time to get entered into a raffle for native plants! Link in our bio.

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It was a pleasure to co-host The Hope Summit Conference at College of Charleston with today! Many passionate environmentalists working towards collaborative solutions gathered at .ssm and talked with young professionals about how they can work together to build resilience in the Lowcountry. Thank you to all the speakers and supporters of this event. We hope to see many of you at the Hope Summit Festival tomorrow on Daniel Island!


Please join us as we partner with and for a series of community-driven discussions about environmental resilience and adaptation.


FIELD FRIDAY! Everyone take a moment to read about Briar’s awesome research 🤩


Dr. Shedlock is our September Faculty Highlight! Thank you, Dr. Shedlock, for your commitment to our program!


Thanks for all your hard work, Lucy!

It’s official! But we knew it all along ☺️ . . . Lucy Davis, Program Coordinator of CofC Environmental and Sustainability Studies , is an acknowledged superstar!! 🌟
Through the , Lucy has been recognized for embodying the College of Charleston ‘s core values. Thank you for all you do to support students, colleagues, and the community!! 👏👏
We ❤️ you, Lucy!

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