Environmental Studies, Department of

Structure of the BS, BA and MS Degrees

The undergraduate Environmental Studies degrees are structured around four components: the preparation sequence, consisting of specific classes in economics, sciences, and math; the core classes in Environmental Studies, which provide a solid foundation in environmental issues integrating science, social science, and the humanities; advisor-approved minor focused on a specific career pathway; and electives. Electives may consist of classes both within and outside the department and must be approved in advance by an Environmental Studies faculty advisor. The Master of Science graduate degree is a thesis-based program that requires original research. Information on all aspects of these degrees is found on the advising sheets available in the department office in Washington Square Hall 118 and on the department website at