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Carolina has a long tradition of excellence in the environmental field, with educational programs located in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, Law, Business, Government and Journalism and Mass Communication. This expertise spans the intellectual areas that make up the field of environmental science and studies, and includes everything from highly focused studies in the sciences, social sciences or humanities to professional applications. To prepare students who will guide the next generation of environmental decisions, the CEP coordinates environmental degree programs spread across the departments and curricula, as well as offering undergraduate degree programs that integrate these various specialized perspectives. This provides students a variety of options in choosing the path best matched to their career goals:

The BA in Environmental Studies and BS in Environmental Science degrees are offered by the CEP and the College of Arts and Sciences. These are among the most rigorous environmental degrees in the nation, and offer students a wide array of options for environmental study. The majors immerse students in innovative, cross-disciplinary courses that cover not only the science and technology of the environment, but also the ethical, historical, cultural, political and economic roots of environmental thought and action. They also offer innovative opportunities for integrating education, research and outreach at field sites attended by students towards the end of their studies.

To help students decide on an environmental major or minor, the Carolina Environmental Program acts as a “one-stop shop” for information, guiding students towards the degree program on campus best suited to their interests. Regardless of the choice of environmental major or minor, these students become part of a vibrant community of faculty and students spread across the campus and united by a common interest: the study of the environment and of the ways in which society affects, is affected by and can improve that environment.

Academic Advising for CEP Students

For information about academic advising for Environmental Science and Environmental Studies majors, go to the College of Arts and Sciences' Academic Advising Office home page or contact Greg Gangi, Director of Student Affairs (email:; phone: 919-962-9805), or Pat Bigelow, Registrar (; phone: 919-966-9642) for the Carolina Environmental Program.

Environmental Curriculum Committee

The Environmental Curriculum Committee oversees the BS in Environmental Science and BA in Environmental Studies degrees. It is composed of senior Carolina environmental faculty and is chaired by CEP Interim Director and Associate Director of Educational Programs Douglas J. Crawford-Brown.

Douglas Crawford-Brown, Director, Carolina Environmental Program, Chair
Larry Band, Professor and Chair, Geography
Larry Benninger, Professor, Geological Sciences
Russ Christman, Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering
Robbie Cox, Professor, Communications Studies
Tim McKeown, Associate Professor, Political Science
Cisco Werner, Professor and Chair, Marine Sciences

Contact the CEP's Educational Programs Office

CEP Director Douglas Crawford-Brown is responsible for CEP educational programs. His office is at 207 Miller Hall, adjacent to the Carolina Inn on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus (on the corner of McCauley and Pittsboro Streets).

Douglas Crawford-Brown
Carolina Environmental Program
CB# 1105, 100 Miller Hall
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1105
919-966-6026 (direct)
919-966-9920 (fax)


Carolina Environmental Program
CB# 1105, 100 Miller Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1105
Phone: 919-966-9922 | Fax: 919-966-9920 | E-mail: