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    Why Study Environmental Studies at Le Moyne?

    The “Green” movement is now touching almost every facet of our society – business, education, economics, government, religion – all are being reshaped before our eyes to conform to new social and environmental realities. It is absolutely essential that the individuals who make the decisions that shape our society understand the implications of society on the environment, and vice versa, and these individuals should be Le Moyne graduates fulfilling the mission of the College. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies program has been designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the scientific foundations of environmental science and the mechanisms of society. The goal of the program is to train students to draw on their knowledge in one area to consider problems in another. Students need to understand the scientific basis of environmental issues just as much as the workings of the government agencies that have the power to address these issues. It is only through acquiring this interdisciplinary knowledge and skill-set that students can be prepared to work for a more ecologically sustainable and socially just world.


    Program Highlights

    Offered through the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study that prepares students for a wide range of careers. Students have opportunities to study environmental systems in international locations (see program highlights for the environmental science systems major), engage in research projects or gain professional experience through internships. To ensure that students are prepared for a rapidly changing field, the major features courses in:

    ·       Environmental Studies
    ·       Political Science
    ·       Economics
    ·       Biology
    ·       Sociology
    ·       Mathematics
    ·       Writing and Communications

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    Morgan Nivison

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    Jason Luscier

    / 2016

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    Samantha Peltz

    / 2017

    She'd found her calling.

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    We expect students graduating with the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies to find opportunities for employment with:

    • local and regional planning boards,
    • local and regional government,
    • nongovernmental organizations,
    • print or electronic media,
    • private sector business and industry

    Alternatively, students may consider graduate study in environmental law, government policy, environmental marketing or environment studies. Potentially, this program could lead to the development of an articulation agreement with SUNY-ESF for graduate study in the Department of Environmental Studies, similar to that recently announced between Le Moyne and SU for graduate study in engineering.

    Students whose interests are more focused on the scientific aspects of the environment, and who wish to conduct scientific research, should consider the major in Environmental Science Systems (Bachelor of Science).


    B.S. in Environmental Studies

    Minor in Environmental Studies

    Distinctive Courses:  Environmental Politics, Ecosystems of North America, Poisoning of a Plant

    Learn more in our Academic Catalog

    Get in Touch

    Contact the Program Director:

    Dr. Lawrence Tanner


    (315) 445-4537


    Contact the Progam:

    Department of Biological Sciences
    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road
    Syracuse, NY 13214


    (315) 445-4537