B.S. in Environmental Science

General

Program Description

The environmental studies and sciences program provides an interdisciplinary foundation for students interested in the identification, study and solution of environmental problems. By integrating field work, community engagement, internships and geospatial analysis into a liberal arts curriculum, students gain the skills necessary to take their passion for the environment to the next level.

In a time of climate instability, environmental impacts and challenges are many. As an environmental studies or environmental science major at Siena, you'll be prepared for careers in ecological restoration; pollution abatement; sustainability coordination; renewable energy systems; and environmental education, policy or law, to name just a few.

Why study environmental studies and sciences at Siena?

  • Our interdisciplinary faculty is committed to providing an undergraduate education that integrates hands-on experience and research opportunities.
  • Siena’s location in New York’s Capital Region will give you easy access to field study sites in the Hudson River Valley and the Adirondack Mountains.
  • Our liberal arts core provides a foundation in communication and critical-thinking skills that will make you an effective environmental advocate.
  • An active student environmental club will get you involved in community environmental education and citizen science projects.

The environmental science degree track leads to a Bachelor of Science and focuses on solving environmental problems with ecological and analytical tools. This major requires significant coursework in mathematics, biology, and chemistry or physics. If you’re thinking about a career in natural resources management, environmental toxicology, or energy systems, this is the major for you.

Program Highlights

  • Preparation for careers in ecological restoration, pollution abatement, sustainability coordination, renewable energy systems, environmental education, policy and law.
  • Faculty committed to providing undergraduate education that integrates writing, hands-on experiences, and research opportunities across the curriculum.
  • Capital Region location provides easy access to field study sites in the Hudson River Valley and the Adirondack Mountains.
  • Access to and use of Geographic Information Systems.
  • The Environmental Science track is sharply focused on solving environmental problems with ecological and analytical tools with coursework in mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics.
  • The Environmental Studies track draws upon the social sciences and humanities as problem-solving tools and pairs well with programs such as political science, international studies, business or community development.
Last updated January 2018

About the School

Siena College is more than a liberal arts college, it is a learning community that prepares students for a successful life filled with compassion and drive, service and responsibility. Here, we believ ... Read More

Siena College is more than a liberal arts college, it is a learning community that prepares students for a successful life filled with compassion and drive, service and responsibility. Here, we believe that making a good living and living a good life go hand in hand. And we prove, over and over again, that an education like the one you receive at Siena comes along once in a lifetime. Welcome! Read less