Apr 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog, Volume 80 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog, Volume 80 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies and Sciences Department

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Meet the Environmental Studies and Sciences Faculty
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The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary curriculum leading either to a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies or to a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. The common environmental major core emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field and includes introductory courses in environmental science, sociology and ethics, plus intermediate courses in ecology, environmental policy, economics and sustainability. Courses unique to the two Environmental Science tracks include applied wildlife research, environmental chemistry, conservation biology, advanced geospatial analysis, as well as auxiliary coursework in calculus, chemistry or physics. A major in Environmental Studies or Environmental Science provides preparation for professional employment or future graduate study in fields related to environmental policy, education and interpretation, planning and management, and monitoring of ecological processes or earth systems.

All majors complete an off-campus internship experience for credit and are encouraged to explore independent research opportunities with a faculty mentor. Graduates of our program who have continued their studies at the graduate level have pursued advanced degrees in fields including: environmental law, sustainability coordination, wildlife conservation and natural resources management, environmental public health, or energy systems engineering. Two interdisciplinary degree pathways are offered leading either to a B.A. in Environmental Studies or a B.S. in Environmental Science.

The Environmental Studies and Science major curriculum combines well with a variety of other fields of study offered at the College, and many of our students also complete a minor in another discipline. Likewise, students of other majors may benefit from pursuing the Environmental Studies Minor . For example, combining a major in Environmental Studies with a minor in Political Science can prepare a student for a future in environmental law. The minor in Environmental Studies is not open to students majoring in Environmental Science.

Combining a major in Environmental Science with a minor in Physics can make students eligible for the 4+1 Clarkson University Graduate College Engineering Program (as listed in the Affiliation/Articulation Agreements section of the Catalog). All ES&S students work closely with their academic adviser to choose a plan of study appropriate to their post-graduation plans.


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