Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Bachelor

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


Students are encouraged to take 20 basic courses in their first and second years. The courses and their order will be selected with the guidance of an adviser, chosen from among the co-directors of the program. If appropriate, other courses can be included in the 20 basic courses, and students will have an opportunity to choose the rest of their courses from a wide variety of other environmental courses. By their third year students must declare a major, and choose between economics (with an ecological economics focus), environmental engineering, environmental science (with a concentration in a specific area of science), hydrogeology, or science and society (with an environmental focus). To complement their majors, students may also earn a wide variety of environmental minors and other concentrations.

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