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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
BIO 101 General Biology I with lab : 4 credits
BIO 102 General Biology II with lab : 4 credits
BIO 110 Environmental Issues : 3 credits
BIO 326 Principles of Ecology : 3 credits
BIO 307 Internship -or- BIO 401 Senior Independent Research : 3 credits
Biology Elective course: 3-4 Credits

Law and Policy Courses: 27 Credits
Complete all of the following:
POL 101 U.S. Government and Politics : 3 credits
HST 150 Climate Crisis & Challenge of Energy Conversion : 3 credits
POL 205 Research in Law and Government : 3 credits
POL 219 Law and Legal Process : 3 credits
POL 218 Public Policymaking : 3 credits
POL 307 Internship in Law, Govt and Pol : 3 credits
POL 313 Lobbying and Interest Groups : 3 credits
POL 358 Legislative Process : 3 credits
POL 420 Environmental Law and Policy : 3 credits

Supporting Courses: 17 Credits
CHM 103 Introduction to General Chemistry with lab : 4 credits
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics : 3 credits
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics : 3 credits
SCI 104 Earth Science and Astronomy : 3 credits
Statitics course: MAT 220 -or- PSY 207 : 4 credits


RSC General Education Courses: 20 Credits
RSC Elective Courses: 35-36 Credits

Sage College of Albany General Education Requirements: Literacies of Connection


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: 15.5-17 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 Elective (1.5 credits - 3 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)


Degree Completion Notes
Total credits required for graduation (minimum): 120 credits
Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
Major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200
1/2 of courses required in major must be completed at Sage
Completion of General Education Requirements