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With the inclusion of topics like activism, literature, history, ethics, justice and sustainability, this program is designed to begin the training of a new species of leader who will face the problems and issues peculiar to the 21st century world.

Environmental Studies Major

Environmental studies is an exciting major on campus that combines SUNY Plattsburgh’s strengths in the natural and physical sciences with the wider campus community’s offerings in environmentally-themed courses from the social sciences and humanities.

What Will I Learn?

Environmental studies is designed as a pre-professional degree that focuses on the human dimensions of environmental issues and prepares students for a wide variety of jobs in the public, non-profit and private sectors.

It also prepares you with the necessary background for graduate school in a variety of areas, especially if you decide to pursue a master of science, master of professional studies or doctoral program in environmental studies at other SUNY institutions.

What is Unique About Our Program?

You can create your own course of study with a flexible curriculum and learn from of a wide field of environmentally-themed experts throughout the campus community.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

  • Graduate study in variety of environmental programs
  • Community-based social and environmental coordinator
  • Work in environmentally themed non-profits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Environmental advocacy
  • Public work in local, state, national, and global governing organizations
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