Students exploring New Zealand ecosystems through the Ecoquest Field Studies program

Students exploring New Zealand ecosystems through the Ecoquest Field Studies program


PitE students organizing a flash mob

Gregg Crane and Rolf Bouma

PitE Director Gregg Crane with PitE Faculty Associate Rolf Bouma at PitE's annual Pizza with Professors event


PitE student Nate Lash on a class visit during a sustainability summer program in Denmark


Students during class at the U-M Biological Station

PitE Alumni Career Panel F14

PitE alumni and advisors host at the annual PitE Alumni Career Panel Discussion


Collecting samples on a study abroad program in Costa Rica


PitE students, Buck Castillo and James Green in a bog at sunrise at the UM Bio Station

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Welcome to Program In The Environment (PitE)

PitE’s curriculum focuses on the complex interactions of human beings and their environment.  To understand these interactions and learn how to create more sustainable and socially equitable forms of human habitation on this planet, PitE students develop a multidisciplinary perspective integrating the methods and approaches of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.  By means of PitE’s many field classes and internships, PitE students put their scientific, policy, and cultural scholarship into practice.  

We invite you to discover more about Program in the Environment and how we go beyond the baseline goal of producing environmentally literate citizens by offering a multidisciplinary education in environmental issues and first-hand experience putting knowledge into practice.

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