One strength of Carleton’s Environmental Studies program is the wide selection of both Carleton and non-Carleton off-campus studies (OCS) programs available to students. Program lengths range from a two-week field investigation to a year. There are opportunities for students with any interest, whether it be environmental perspectives, policy, or science, and with any focus within the Environmental Studies major.

Programs often involve a combination of fieldwork, cultural and linguistic immersion, and rigorous coursework. Students majoring in Environmental Studies or students with an interest in incorporating environmental studies into their off-campus study experience are encouraged to explore the programs described below and contact the faculty directors of the programs for more information.

You may count up to one 6-credit course taken on either Carleton or non-Carleton OCS programs toward the requirements of the major. If you wish to receive major credit for courses taken on a non-Carleton OCS program, you should arrange this with the ENTS director prior to the program. In general, you are encouraged to engage in careful planning when considering whether to go on an OCS program.  

Carleton Programs

Visit the Off-Campus Studies Program Browser to see all the affiliated programs offered.