Environmental Science Concentration, Interdisciplinary Studies (BS)

University at Albany

Date Posted: Sept. 5, 2019
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Specialization/Concentration/Emphasis


The B.S. in Environmental Science, technically known as a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a faculty-initiated concentration in Environmental Science, offers majors considerable flexibility to choose among four specializations depending on their interests, positioning them well for employment in the diverse field of environmental science. These four specializations are Climate Change, Ecosystems, Geography, and Sustainability Science and Policy. The program requires a minimum of 70-71 credits (depending on the specialization selected) from a combination of core courses required to be taken by all Environmental Science majors and specialization-specific required and elective courses. Incoming freshman may choose to declare their intention to major in this program and receive appropriate advising from the Advisement Services Center. Upon completion of 24 credits of coursework, students may formally declare this major, selecting a specialization at the same time.

The University at Albany encourages all students to secure internships with environmental consulting firms or a local, state or federal agency. Students can earn credit for the internship and gain valuable working experience with a potential future employer.