Application to the Major

Admission to the EVST major requires an application. All Yale College students are eligible to apply.  We encourage students to apply as early as possible in their Yale career.    

Please submit the following information and materials to the Environmental Studies Program Manager ( We offer rolling admission to the major, and applications can be submitted at any time.

All applicants should submit a single pdf labeled “Applicant Last Name__Program (BA or BS)_EVST_Application_Class Year.pdf” that includes the following:

  1. Applicant’s name, address, phone number, email address and SID.
  2. A current resume.
  3. Statement of Purpose: Provide a short essay that describes what has motivated you to apply to Environmental Studies, the program you wish to undertake (BA or BS), the concentration you plan to pursue, and your thoughts about what you would like to do after you graduate (500 words or less). Successful applicants will demonstrate commitment to the major, focus and passion, and academic promise supported by past performance.
  4. A transcript (official or unofficial) of coursework at Yale that includes a listing of current courses, and either the BA or BS Program Requirement Checklist.