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This is an exciting time to pursue a major or minor in Environmental Studies.

So many important environmental concerns are in the news each day: from global warming to endangered species; from emerging infectious diseases to deforestation; from the economics of alternative energy sources to political conflicts over vital natural resources. It is becoming increasingly impossible to ignore these complicated and urgent problems. The Environmental Studies Program at The College of New Rochelle provides you with the knowledge, skills, and experience to understand the many aspects of environmental issues and the tools to pursue a multitude of careers in the environmental field.


This program is interdisciplinary, including courses in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Students majoring in Environmental Studies choose between a BS or a BA track based on their career goals. Many students pursue Environmental Studies as a double major, while a minor in Environmental Studies can be a great benefit to those planning careers in business, politics, law, economics, communication arts, or education.

Experiential Learning

There is a strong emphasis on experiential learning in the Environmental Studies Program. CNR’s location allows us to take frequent field trips to attend conferences, visit facilities at renowned institutions, and conduct field work in a wide variety of natural areas. Likewise, students are required to participate in an internship in their area of interest. Students in the Environmental Studies Program gather their insights into environmental issues first-hand.

Let us prepare you to make

a difference in the world