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Department of
Natural Sciences

Major: Environmental Studies

As the most populous city in the United States, New York provides the ideal classroom to study environmental issues and sustainable development. Our Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies brings together perspectives from the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences to devise sustainable solutions to environmental problems.  Environmental Studies majors spend time outdoors, conducting field work in the city and focusing on issues unique to the urban environment. Students take advantage of unique internship and volunteer opportunities in public policy, environmental conservation, and urban resource management. This major prepares students for careers in urban planning, public policy, environmental consulting, education, advocacy, and environmental health.

Required Courses:

Credits:

ENV 115  Environmental Science   

3

CHEM/ENV 105  Chemistry and the Environment

3

MATH 141  Precalculus

3

ECO/IS 214  The Global Economy         

3

MATH 224  Statistics

3

PHIL 306  Environmental Ethics

3

ENV 314  Controversies in Environmental Science

3

PS 335  Green Political Thought

3

ENV/PHR 218  Environmental Justice

3

ENV 497  Research (Capstone)

3

Plus at least 12 credits chosen from the following:

BIOL 127  Evolution

3

ENV 170  General Geology   

3

IS 207  World Geography  

3

BIOL 222  General Biology II

4

PHYS 261  General Physics I

5

ENV 310  Applied Environmental Science    

3

ENV 312  Energy and Climate Change

3

ENV 316  Natural Disasters and the Environment

3

ENV/PHR 320 EcoCulture and Sustainability 

3

BIOL 330  Conservation Biology       

3

BIOL 392  Ecology  

3

IS 398 Global Sustainability

3

PHIL 409  History and Philosophy of Science   

3

Total Credits for Major

42

Major: 42 Credits
General Education: 42 Credits
Electives: 36 Credits

Find more details in the course catalog. For further information on Environmental Studies at Marymount Manhattan, please contact Prof. Alessandra Leri.


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