About the Program
Students in the bachelor’s degree program in environmental science are exposed to a wide variety of courses in order to prepare for careers with private, state or federal agencies. Graduates will be prepared to pursue further study in M.S. or Ph.D. programs in the environmental sciences.
Program requirements include many experiential, technique-based courses that are the hallmark of Paul Smith’s College’s successful programs. From your first semester on campus, you will conduct fieldwork; you’ll continue in the field, the laboratory and the classroom throughout your time at Paul Smith’s.
In addition to technical expertise, a broad science foundation supports the bachelor’s degree in environmental science. In addition to building foundational knowledge and skills in biology and chemistry, students will gain expertise with geographic information systems technology. This technology is used in a wide variety of situations to store and analyze geographic data related to human use of land and other natural resources.
In order to address environmental challenges effectively and round out the human side of study, students will also have the opportunity to take classes in areas such as social sciences, communications and law. In addition, a variety of upper-division electives allow students to tailor their course work to their interests within this broad field of science.
Minimum 120 credits for B.S. degree with 40 credits in 300/400 level courses and 60 credits in liberal arts and sciences.