The climate crisis is the most pressing issue of our time, and our ability to address it will be a defining moment for society. The problem is complex and multifaceted, and can only be addressed through collaboration between groups spanning the humanities, sciences, engineering, business and public policy.

This unique collaborative specialization draws on Carleton’s demonstrated strengths and its internationally recognized climate change researchers across our faculties, creating an integrated, diverse specialization responsive to student demand in this area. Working directly with professors and students from across the various faculties on campus, students in this specialization will examine the interconnected nature of climate change, including the impacts and potential options to manage within ecosystems, communities and institutions and explore collaborative opportunities to address this global challenge.