"A constituency able and willing to fight for the long-term human prospect must be educated into existence. It must be scientifically literate enough to recognize politicized science for what it is. It must be courageous enough to face facts squarely. It must be committed enough to avoid the seductions of cheap citizenship. It must be intellectually alive enough to demand careful and thoughtful analysis of public problems. It must be able to tell the difference between ecological sense and nonsense."

--David Orr, Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect

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Are you interested in the ENVIRONMENT?

Do you want your undergraduate degree to address ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES?

 If so, Consider IPE - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Environment

Environmental issues are complex and multi-dimensional and cannot be understood or addressed from any single discipline.

The College of Arts and Sciences has established the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Environment (IPE) program for students who wish to develop knowledge and skills in specific areas related to environmental issues while remaining grounded in an interdisciplinary outlook.

The program offers an approved minor and you can major in Environmental Studies through an individual Planned Program.

For more information, please contact:
Professor K. David Hambright
Interim Director, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Environment
Email: dhambright@ou.edu or ipe@ou.edu
Phone: 405-325-0595