St. Lawrence University is home to one of the richest and most varied environmental curricula of comparable colleges across the U. S. As of 2017, 83% of our academic departments offered one, or more, course(s) that includes the study of sustainability. The University is home to an Environmental Studies Program which includes combined majors and interdisciplinary collaboration with eleven other departments. Environmental Studies students also have the opportunity to perform research on the 100-acre Ecological Sustainability Landscape. Additionally, students have many different options to pursue their interests related to the environment including: majoring in Conservation Biology, minoring in Outdoor Studies, living and studying in a wilderness camp as part of our nationally acclaimed Adirondack Semester, and an immersive sustainability expereince through our Sustainability Program.
The University offers many courses, in many disciplines, that engage students on topics such as: climate change, sustainability and consumption, energy, carbon cycling, environmental writing, ethics, and policy. Many of our courses include short term travel components providing students with an immersive learning experience in the field. To find a course that interests you, please review the AASHE approved University Sustainability Course List (link will download an excel spreadsheet hosted by AASHE).
St. Lawrence faculty have research interests related to environmental and sustainability topics that our students are both passionate about want to study. This allows our students various opportunities to collaborate with faculty on independent research projects. Additionally, our many study aboard programs provide students with opportunities for unique research and field experiences.