Environmental Science Major, BS

Campus: NYC, Westchester


This major offers students an interdisciplinary environmental science program within the context of a liberal arts education. Designed for students interested in a scientific perspective on environmental issues, it provides both basic and applied knowledge needed to understand the environment and associated problems. This degree will allow students to continue with advanced studies in a graduate degree program or to enter the job market for environmental science positions.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44-55
Major Requirements 44-47
Open Electives 22-40
Total Credits 128

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

Includes several of the major-required  courses listed below:

Foundation
MAT 131Calculus I4
In Depth Sequence in Chemistry
CHE 111General Chemistry I4
CHE 112General Chemistry II4
CHE 213Foundations of Organic Chemistry4

Note: Any of these major-required courses not taken for University Core credit must be taken for Open Elective credit.

Major Requirements (44-47 Credits)

Major Requirements
BIO 101General Biology I4
BIO 102General Biology II4
MAT 141Introductory Statistics for the Life Sciences 14
PHY 101College Physics I4
Environmental Science and Studies Requirements
ENV 100Water, Wildlife and Windmills - An Introduction to Environmental Studies and Sciences3
ENS 201Fundamentals of Environmental Science I4
ENS 202Fundamentals of Environmental Science I4
ENV 380Introduction to Research Methods3
One of the following:3
Research in Environmental Science
Internship in Environmental Science
One of the following:3
Environmental Justice
Multiple Environmental Knowledges
Major Electives
Select 12-15 credits from the following three Elective Lists12-15
Elective List 13
Select one of the following:
Energy Policy
Geographic Information Systems
Environmental Policy and Sustainable Governance
Environmental Ethics
Elective List 23-4
Select one of the following:
Concepts of Environmental Science
Ecology
Microbiology
Botany
Microbial Ecology
Animal Behavior
Introduction to Toxicology
Topics: Evolutionary Biology
Analytical Methods and Techniques
Green Chemistry
Biochemistry
Flora and Fauna of the Hudson Valley
Habitats of the Hudson Valley: Identification and Assessment
Applied Multivariable Statistical Methods
Elective List 36-8
Select two of the following, or from preceeding Elective Lists 1 and 2: 1
Act Locally: Sustainable Design and You
Environmental Economics
Any ENS/ENV 200-level, or higher.

Open Electives (22-40 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 22-40 credits 124-27
Total Credits24-27