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
[My Sustainable Agriculture] class helped me build connections in the community, which I furthered by working at a local farm a few hours a week during my junior year. In return I got to bring some of the fresh food back to my room.
Environmental Studies News
Faculty members put their knowledge into action so students and others can benefit from it.
I’ve grown very familiar with the phrases “don’t worry, no one knows what they want to do” and “you’ve got plenty of time.” As cliché as they sound though, they're true. Since I was little, I’ve...
Jon Rosales, associate professor and chair of environmental studies, will deliver the Frank P. Piskor lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, in Hepburn Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.