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Academics

Sustainability Integrated Education

Derek Walton

Kalamazoo College offers students the opportunity to achieve an education that integrates sustainability through coursework, independent research, externships, study abroad, and campus programming.  Derek Walton K'10 (pictured above) stands next to a poster summarizing his SIP research.  Walton presented at the first annual Sustainability SIP Symposium.

  • Environmental Studies Concentration

  • Senior Individualized Projects (SIPs)

  • Research

    Since the summer of 2009, the College has funded Climate Research Fellowships to research and develop work that could directly or indirectly lead to reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the College. The work of the fellows are funding by the Climate Commitment Planning Committee’s Climate Research Fellowships. “The fellowships provide an on-campus opportunity for students interested in sustainability research,” says committee chair Paul Manstrom. “In the past, these students would have had to find an internship on the outside.”
  • Experiential Education

    Experiential Learning is an integral part of the entire Kalamazoo College education. Students at K-College learn in the classroom but they also spend time learning by doing, especially in regard to issues of sustainability.The Land Sea Program, Study Abroad, and Service-Learning all allow students to gain a deeper understanding of sustainability through experiential learning programs.