Environmental Studies Department
Science. Society. Stewardship. The St. Lawrence Environmental Studies department is home to curious, passionate problem solvers. We ask big questions and explore how what’s happening in the natural world ties into the health of our society.
Rooted in an interdisciplinary environmental studies core, our program provides you with endless ways to customize a degree path that fits your interests. Interested in science journalism or nature writing? Combine environmental studies with English. Passionate about policy? Pursue a second major in government or economics.
As you explore the course options below, imagine the many ways you can make a positive impact on the world through your academic experience and future career.
The environmental studies major is flexible. Choose from a wide selection of required and elective courses that meet your passions, interests and career goals.
The stand-alone major (B.A.) serves students who wish to concentrate their efforts in environmental studies. This major is tailored to individual interests, as well as the integrative, interdisciplinary approaches of environmental studies.
In addition, environmental studies, in conjunction with other departments, has created 10 combined majors, allowing students to integrate substantial efforts in traditional disciplines with environmental studies. These majors are designed for students who wish to acquire expertise in another department while still benefiting from the integrative approaches of environmental studies.
Environmental Studies Degrees (B.A.)
Environmental studies, in conjunction with other departments, has created 10 combined majors, allowing students to integrate substantial efforts in traditional disciplines with environmental studies. These majors are designed for students who wish to acquire expertise in another department while still benefiting from the integrative approaches of environmental studies.
Environmental Science Degrees (B.S.)
Our Facilities & Learning Spaces
As an environmental studies major at St. Lawrence, you will learn and discover in many places, including:
- Living Lab
- Environmental Studies laboratory
- Locations around our 1,000-acre campus
- Sites all around the North Country
Ferguson Memorial Lecture 2023
Dr. Donald Rodbell ‘83 will present the Susan Caroline Ferguson Memorial Lecture in Geology A 700,000 year Record of Glaciers in the Tropical Andes: Lessons on the Cause of the Ice Ages and the Power...
Environmental Studies News
Laurentian Connections in Action at eBay
Both Evan Holm '23 and Stew Hutchinson '23 spent their summers immersed in the workplace culture of eBay, putting their liberal arts experiences to work while learning first-hand how a finance organization works at a major global company.
Research Fellow Zones in on Affordable Housing and the Climate Crisis
As an aspiring architect, Rosie Gotsch ’22 is tuned into global issues affecting the housing market. Inspired by her faculty mentor, she set out to investigate the role zoning regulations play in society and the climate crisis.
How a Student Used Machine Learning to Shed Light on North Country Wildlife
Leveraging her passion for the environment and curiosity for computer science, Laura Bolduc ’24 dug into a research project that helped her capture a new perspective on wildlife in the North Country.