Earning your environmental studies degree is about more than what you learn in the classroom. Consider studying abroad, applying for awards or scholarships, join an undergraduate student organization or our graduate professional organization.

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to study abroad during their undergraduate career for at least one semester through either Temple University or another accredited university program. Studying abroad is the fastest way to learn a second (or third) language–a critical part of undergraduate education–and it can open the door to future international work. We work closely with students to help identify study abroad programs and courses that keep them on track for graduation.

Learn More about our Study Abroad Programs

Environmental Studies Awards and Scholarships

Awards and scholarships are presented annually to Department of Geography and Urban Studies students (including environmental studies majors) who exhibit academic excellence. In addition, scholarships take into account demonstrated financial need.

For a complete list of departmental and college-level awards and scholarships you may be eligible for, please visit the College of Liberal Arts Awards and Scholarships page.

Student Organizations for Environmental Studies Students

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) Students are nominated for and annually granted membership in the National Honorary Society in Geography on the basis of GPA. Students can submit articles to the GTU journal and apply for national scholarships.

Geography & Urban Studies/Environmental Studies Student Association Not just for GUS/ES students, the GUS/ES Undergraduate Student Association focuses on topics in Geography and Urban and Environmental Studies: geographic information systems, urban agriculture, sustainability, and social justice through guest speakers and group outings. For more information, or to be added to the listserv, please contact tuguses@gmail.com.

Graduate Professional Organizations for Environmental Studies

Association of American Geographers Our MA and PhD programs are affiliated with the Association of American Geographers (AAG), a non-profit scientific and educational society aimed at advancing the understanding, study and importance of geography and related fields. The Annals of the Association of American Geographers and The Professional Geographer are the association’s flagship journals and the organization holds an annual meeting. In 2015, the organization awarded Temple University Press the AAG Publication Award, given in recognition of exceptional and outstanding contributions to the discipline by publishers.