This degree offers you a foundation in the biological, physical and social sciences as well as additional elective courses that explore environmental issues. Coursework brings together theoretical concepts in environmental science with laboratory experience and policy analysis for a well-rounded transfer-oriented program.

Many of the courses also provide students with hands-on field studies. Environmental internships/co-op programs also may be arranged for motivated, high achieving students.

This program will prepare you to continue your education in an environmental discipline and ultimately pursue a related career.

This program is offered by the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Department.

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Studying Environmental Science

Studying Environmental Science

A 20-acre natural wetland and forest provides a hands-on area for field work adjacent to the college campus.
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Career and Transfer Opportunities

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The field of environmental science has grown rapidly, with professionals needed in a variety of sectors: government agencies; non-governmental organizations; academia and private businesses.
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Here are median salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017): Environmental Science and Protection Technician, $34,230; Environmental Scientist/Specialist, $72,930; Environmental Engineering Technician, $46,570. Advanced degrees may be required.
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Recent graduates have continued their education at the University at Albany, SUNY ESF, SUNY Plattsburgh and Paul Smith's College.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Michael Shea, Ph.D.
Science Center, Suite 319

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.