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Environmental Studies (B.A.)


The BA in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program shared by the Department of Biology and the Department of History, Law, & Government. The program provides opportunities for students to explore the science, governmental policies, and economics surrounding environmental issues. The program culminates with a capstone experience or internship in the final year of study.

Degree Requirements


Biology Courses: 20-21 Credits


Total Credits Required for Major: 64-65


General Education Requirements not fulfilled by major requirements


Russell Sage College Core Courses: 11 Credits

  • WLD 101 - Reading Women’s Voices/Developing Our Own : 4 Credits
  • WLD 201 - Researching Women’s Lives : 4 Credits
  • WLD 401 - Women Changing the World : 3 Credits

General Education Breadth Requirement: 9 Credits

  • Humanities - Fine & Performing Arts : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - Literature & Languages : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - Elective : 3 Credits

Elective Courses: 35-36 Credits

Total credits required for degree: 120


Suggested Course Sequence for BA Environmental Studies


 Year 1- Fall: 15.5 credits

  • WLD 101 (4 credits)
  • General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
  • BIO 101 & BIO 101L (4 credits)
  • POL 101 (3 credits)
  • SST 111 or SST 121 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 1- Spring: 15.5 credits

  • WLD 201 (4 credits)
  • General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
  • BIO 102 and BIO 102L (4 credits)
  • HST 150 (3 credits)
  • SST 112 or SST 122 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 2-  Fall: 16 credits

  • CHM 103 and CHM 103L (4 credits)
  • POL 205 or POL 358 (3 credits)
  • POL 219 (3 credits)
  • Elective (6 credits)

Year 2- Spring: 15 credits

  • BIO 110 (3 credits)
  • POL 218 (3 credits)
  • SCI 104 (3 credits)
  • General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

Year 3- Fall: 16 credits

  • ECO 201 (3 credits)
  • BIO 326 (3 credits)
  • PSY 207 or MAT 220 (4 credits)
  • Electives (6 credits)

Year 3- Spring: 15-16 credits

  • ECO 202 (3 credits)
  • POL 205 or POL 358 (3 credits)
  • POL 313 or POL 420 (3 credits)
  • Biology Elective (3-4 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

Year 4- Fall: 15 credits

  • BIO 307 (3 credits)
  • BIO 326 or Biology Elective (3 credits)
  • Electives (9 credits)

Year 4- Spring: 15 credits

  • POL 307 (3 credits)
  • POL 313 or POL 420 (3 credits)
  • WLD 401 (3 credits)
  • Electives (6 credits)