Passionate faculty explore human connections to the natural world from diverse perspectives: science, policy, and values.
Students assess and solve real-world problems, developing essential skills for the workplace, graduate school, and for creating sustainable communities.
Internships and study away experiences engage students in the larger world, from working in a senate office in Washington, DC to conducting geologic field studies in the mountains of Italy.
Luther's location in Decorah's Oneota Valley offers the perfect setting for connecting with nature and working to create sustainable human communities. Students do field work and research, from prairie restoration to water quality monitoring, in the natural laboratory provided by the 1,000-acre Luther campus, help plan strategies to reduce the college's carbon footprint, and partner with regional organizations to strengthen the local food system.
Beyond Decorah's vast natural areas, students can explore environmental studies in places like Holden Village, Italy, and Tanzania.Join Us
Students in the Environmental Studies Department often find unique internships that make a difference, locally and globally.Read the Stories
Luther students gain firsthand experience researching pressing environmental issues alongside faculty.Learn More
Luther has made some serious commitments to sustainability. Learn more about our wind turbine, solar arrays, electric vehicles, and edible gardens!Get Involved