Environmental Writing Minor

Students minoring in Environmental Writing take at least two courses outside the English Department that deepen their understanding of the natural environment or of environmental issues. One course must come from the Environmental Science Department, and we strongly recommend ENVSC 110 - Introduction to Environmental Science.

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Environmental Writing at a glance


Faculty members in the English Department


Minimum required courses related to the environment

Over 30

Years The Allegheny Review has been in continual publication.

Writing at Allegheny

The Allegheny Review

One of a few nationwide literary magazines dedicated exclusively to undergrads, it showcases some of the best literature by undergraduates.

Single Voice Reading Series

This is an opportunity to hear and meet nationally known writers. Readers have included John Updike, Carolyn Forché, and Tobias Wolff.

Ryan Brewer, Alumnus

English Major/Psychology Minor, Class of 2010; Design Producer, Apple Inc.

“ Nearly every Allegheny class I took impacted the way I think and helped me become the person I am today. I distinctly remember my world view begin to expand in my freshman year environmental science class. Lithography and Geology both deepened the way I thought about poetry in surprising ways. Statistics made me change the way I think about myself and what I’m capable of intellectually. To name just a few. ”

Next Steps

Early Decision App Deadline

November 15, 2022

Regular Decision App Deadline

February 15, 2023

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Matt Ferrence