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Sustainability Degree Programs: Environmental Studies

 

Undergraduate Programs

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Undergraduate Programs

INSTITUTION: Bowdoin University, Environmental Studies (ES)
DEGREE OFFERED: Coordinate undergraduate majors in Biology/ES, Philosophy/ES,
Spanish/ES, Economics/ES, Government/ES, Women's Studies/ES and History/ES; Minor in ES is also available
DESCRIPTION: "The Environmental Studies Program seeks to enable students
to work toward a sustainable society and to improve the quality of life on earth. Students learn the foundations of environmental science and investigate the ethical, sociopolitical, cultural, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Many students augment their classroom work with internships, research and service learning opportunities with a nearby town or one of the many strong non-governmental organizations located near campus, or in public agencies. Others study environmental topics abroad. Students also work at a field station, at the Coastal Studies Center near campus, or at Cent Island in Canada's Bay of Funny. This coordinate major program and the environmental studies minor build upon core courses and allow students substantial latitude to relate their study of the environment to a disciplinary major."
WEBSITE: http://academic.bowdoin.edu/environmental_studies/index.shtml
CONTACT: Bowdoin College
Adams Hall
Brunswick, Maine 04011
Phone: 207-725-3000
Fax: (207) 725-3989

INSTITUTION: Goddard College, Individualized studies in environment and sustainable communities
DEGREE OFFERED: Individualized Study (B.A.)
DESCRIPTION: The individualized study B.A. degree program allows students to focus on concentrations such as eco-justice, sustainable agriculture, and community activism.
WEBSITE: http://www.goddard.edu
CONTACT: 123 Pitkin Road
Plainfield, VT 05667
Phone: 1-800-468-4888 or 1-800-906-8312
admissions@goddard.edu

INSTITUTION: McGill University, McGill School of the Environment
DEGREE OFFERED: Environment (Arts (BA), Science (BSc), or Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (BSc(AgEnvSc)); Minor in Environment and a Diploma in Environment
DESCRIPTION: "All MSE programs are interdisciplinary and reflect current environmental issues and practices. MSE students stand to benefit from the diverse viewpoints of participating departments within three faculties on two McGill campuses:
- the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science, located on McGill's downtown campus in the heart of Montreal, Quebec;
-the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, located on McGill's pastoral Macdonald Campus, 35 kilometres west of Montreal."
WEBSITE: www.mcgill.ca/mse/about/
CONTACT: McGill School of Environment (MSE)
Downtown Campus
3534 University Street
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2A7
Phone: 514-398-4306
Fax: 514-398-1643
info.mse@mcgill.ca

INSTITUTION: Southern Illinois University Carbondale
DEGREE OFFERED: Geography & Environmental Resources (B.S.)
DESCRIPTION: Students in this program can specialize in environmental resources in which environmental decision-making, management, and sustainability are addressed.
WEBSITE: http://info.geography.siu.edu/
CONTACT: 1000 Faner Dr. Room 4520
Southern Illinois University
Mailcode 4514
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-536-3375
Fax: 618-453-6465

INSTITUTION: Texas A & M University, College of Geosciences
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Studies (B.S.)
DESCRIPTION: This program "emphasizes the societal aspects of human-environment issues, along with a core set of courses in the basic sciences. It is designed to allow students to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century and thus emphasizes the interconnections between science, techniques, policy, ethics and decision making."
WEBSITE: http://enst.tamu.edu/Environ_studies/About/intro.html
CONTACT: 3146 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3146
Phone: (979)845-3651

INSTITUTION: University of Montana--Missoula
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Studies (B.A.)
DESCRIPTION: Both the undergraduate and graduate majors in environmental studies allow students to have an emphasis on sustainable food and farming. Through this concentration, students participate locally in action projects, and in the Program in Ecological Agriculture and Society (PEAS)
WEBSITE: http://www.umt.edu/evst/about_mission.htm
CONTACT: Environmental Studies Program
Rankin Hall 106A
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812-4320
Phone: (406) 243-6273
Fax: (406) 243-6090
evst@mso.umt.edu

INSTITUTION: University of Nebraska, Environmental Studies Program, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and College of Arts and Sciences
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Studies (B.S.N.R. or B.A. or B.S.)
DESCRIPTION: This degree is offered jointly through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College or Arts and Sciences. Students learn about global environmental issues and participate in "opportunities for working toward solutions to environmental problems."
WEBSITE: http://www.unl.edu/esp/page1.html
CONTACT: 345 Nebraska Union
Lincoln, NE 68588-0462
Phone: 402-472-8823
Fax: 402-472-8823

INSTITUTION: University of Winnipeg, Environmental Studies and Urban Studies
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Studies and Urban Studies (B.A.)
DESCRIPTION: This program allows students to specialize in one of two areas: "Issues in Sustainability" or "Urban Policy and the Environment."
WEBSITE: http://envstudies.uwinnipeg.ca/programs.html#
CONTACT: The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R3B 2E9
Phone: 204-786-7811

 

Graduate Programs

INSTITUTION: Acadia University Environmental Science
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Science (M.S.)
DESCRIPTION: This program gives students an opportunity to develop a broad-based understanding of the environment through the study of a number of disciplines. Applied learning and community involvement are integral to the program. Sustainable development is a focus area. An introductory class helped produce a first ever Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report for Acadia in December 2004, and another class is currently conducting a paper audit for the campus.
WEBSITE: http://ace.acadiau.ca/science/env
CONTACT: KC Irving Centre LL Room 34
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6
Phone: 902.585.1141
lkelly.douglas@acadiau.ca

INSTITUTION: Antioch New England Graduate School, Environmental Studies Program
DEGREE OFFERED: Conservation Biology, Environmental Advocacy and Org.,
Environmental Education (M.A.); Environmental studies with a concentration in Environmental Education and Learning Theory (Ph.D.)
DESCRIPTION: "The Antioch New England Doctoral Program in Environmental
Studies offers a curriculum that addresses systems-based analyses and solutions for contemporary and future environmental problems."
WEBSITE: http://www.antiochne.edu/es/
CONTACT: Antioch New England Graduate School
40 Avon Street, Keene
NH 03431-3552
Phone: 1-800-553-8920
admissions@antiochne.edu

iNSTITUTION: Cardiff University, School of City and Regional Planning
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainability, Planning, and Environmental Policy (M.Sc.)
DESCRIPTION: This program is taught in the School of City and Regional
Planning and links the theoretical debates about sustainability with the practical dimensions of environmental policy formulation and implementation. The course includes an overseas field study visit and is assessed through written, practical and project work. The course consists of ten taught modules, including Theories
and Principles of Sustainable Development, Sustainable Towns and Cities, Environmental Assessment and Corporate Environmental Management.
WEBSITE: http://www.cf.ac.uk/cplan/modules_pg/msc_spep-ftd.html
CONTACT: Cardiff School of City and Regional Planning
Cardiff University
Glamorgan Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff 3F 10 3WA
Wales, UK
Phone: +44 (0) 29 208 26131
Fax: +44 (0) 29 208 74845
sawyeri@cardiff.ac.uk

INSTITUTION: Central European University (Hungary), Lund University (Sweden), the University of the Aegean (Greece) and the University of Manchester (UK) consortium supported by the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Commission., International Masters Programmes
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (M.Sc.)
DESCRIPTION: Students in this program will receive masters degrees from each of the institutions participating in the consortium. The program of study "prepares students for identifying, developing and implementing integrated solutions to environmental challenges, especially in an international context." The program includes three terms at various institutions and the fourth term on research.
WEBSITE: http://www.mespom.org/
CONTACT: MESPOM Coordinator, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University
Box 196
221 00 SE Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Tegnérplatsen 4
Phone: +46 46 2220200
E-mail:info@mespom.org

INSTITUTION: Goddard College, Individualized studies in environment and sustainable communities
DEGREE OFFERED: Individualized Study (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: The individualized study B.A. degree program allows students to focus on concentrations such as eco-justice, sustainable agriculture, and community activism. The individualized study M.A. program allows students to concentrate in environmental studies with a focus on nature, culture, values, justice, and action. A new concentration in the M.A. called "Leaders and Entrepreneurs Creating a Just and Sustainable Future" is being offered beginning August 2005.
WEBSITE: http://www.goddard.edu
CONTACT: 123 Pitkin Road
Plainfield, VT 05667
Phone: 1-800-468-4888 or 1-800-906-8312
admissions@goddard.edu

INSTITUTION: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Environmental Policy Studies
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Policy Studies (M.S.), Environmental Science (Ph.D.)
DESCRIPTION: The Graduate Program in Environmental Policy Studies (within the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science) offers both masters and PhD programs with a major emphasis on sustainability.
WEBSITE: http://www.njit.edu/v2/Directory/Academic/HUM/EPS/researchctr.htm
CONTACT: Graduate Program in Environmental Policy Studies
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, New Jersey 07012
Phone: 973-596-3371
michelec@njit.edu

INSTITUTION: Oklahoma State University
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
DESCRIPTION: This environmental science program offers a specialization in sustainability and the ability for students to develop their own program of study.
WEBSITE: http://gradcollege.okstate.edu/programs/envirosci.htm
CONTACT: Environmental Science
003 Life Science East
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-3011
Phone: (405) 744-9229 or 1-888-477-7422
Fax: (405) 744-7673
grad-i@okstate.edu

INSTITUTION: Southern Illinois University Carbondale
DEGREE OFFERED: Geography & Environmental Resources (M.S.)
DESCRIPTION: Students in this program can specialize in environmental resources in which environmental decision-making, management, and sustainability are addressed.
WEBSITE: http://info.geography.siu.edu/
CONTACT: 1000 Faner Dr. Room 4520
Southern Illinois University
Mailcode 4514
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-536-3375
Fax: 618-453-6465

INSTITUTION: Southern Illinois University Carbondale
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Resources & Policy - Interdisciplinary (Ph.D.)
DESCRIPTION: "The central focus of the Environmental Resources and Policy Ph.D. is advanced inter-disciplinary training and research on physical, biological, and social processes responsible for natural resource and environmental problems facing contemporary society.. . . The central problem addressed by the ER&P Ph.D. is sustainability -- meeting the economic needs of the present while maintaining the natural capital required to meet the economic and environmental needs of the future."
WEBSITE: www.siu.edu/~er&p
CONTACT: Dana Wise
ER&P Program Office
Coal Research Center
Mailcode 4637
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-7328
dwise@siu.edu

INSTITUTION: SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Studies (M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D.); Program in Environmental and Community Land Planning
DESCRIPTION: This is an interdisciplinary program for students with interests in social science, natural science, engineering, and design. The program "involves the guiding of private and public development processes within a pluralistic political environment in order to promote sustainable communities while at the same time respecting fiscal, environmental and legal constraints."
WEBSITE: http://www.esf.edu/es/areas.htm
CONTACT: SUNY-ESF
107 Marshall Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315-470-6636
Fax: 315-470-6915

INSTITUTION: Tufts University
DEGREE OFFERED: Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (M.A, M.P.P.)
DESCRIPTION: These interdisciplinary degree programs have a focus in economic development and the development of sustainable communities.
WEBSITE: http://ase.tufts.edu/uep/
CONTACT: Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
97 Talbot Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts 02155 USA
Phone: (617) 627-3394
ann.urosevich@tufts.edu

INSTITUTION: University of Dayton (Online)
DEGREE OFFERED: Renewable and Clean Energy (M.S.)
DESCRIPTION: The online Master of Science in renewable and clean energy from the University of Dayton is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to achieve a high-level role. The convenient online format puts a top-tier university, renowned faculty and comprehensive curriculum at your fingertips, 24/7. Now is the time to earn the skills you need to lead energy solutions within your community or around the world.
WEBSITE: http://online.udayton.edu/msrce/master-of-science-renewable-and-clean-energy
CONTACT: University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
Phone: (855) 792-1042

INSTITUTION: University of Delaware, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
DEGREE OFFERED: Energy and Environmental Policy (MEEP and Ph.D-ENEP)
DESCRIPTION: Areas of specialization in both degrees include:
Comparative Energy and Environmental Policy; Sustainable Development; Political Economy of Energy, Environment and Development; Environmental Justice; Conservation and Renewable Energy Policy; Integrated Resource Planning; and
Technology, Environment and Society.
WEBSITE: http://ceep.udel.edu/academics/phd/enep.htm
CONTACT: Center for Energy & Environmental Policy
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: (302)831-8405
Fax: (302)831-3098
jbbyrne@udel.edu

INSTITUTION: University of Florida, Natural Resources and the Environment
DEGREE OFFERED: Interdisciplinary Ecology (M.S., Ph.D.)
DESCRIPTION: These degree programs "promote interdisciplinary thinking in
natural resources and the environment by combining (1) coursework in the basic and applied science of ecology and the social, political, and economic sciences with (2) competence in an approved program in one of these fields of study." Students can choose a focus in sustainability studies.
WEBSITE: http://snre.ufl.edu/
CONTACT: Academic Programs
103 Black Hall
PO Box 116455
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: (352)392-9230
Fax: (352)392-9748
humphrey@ufl.edu

INSTITUTION: University of Georgia, College of Environment and Design, Institute of Ecology
DEGREE OFFERED: Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development (M.Sc.)
DESCRIPTION: "This masters degree program offers students an opportunity to combine interdisciplinary course work in conservation ecology and sustainable development with field experience and thesis research. The program is intended to provide the training necessary to handle the unique, multidisciplinary problems in the area of conservation and sustainable development and to function independently as a researcher and decision-maker to address problems of conservation and sustainable development."
WEBSITE: http://www.ecology.uga.edu/programs/msconserv.htm
CONTACT: The University of Georgia
Ecology Program Office
Room 140, Institute of Ecology
Athens, GA 30602-2202
Phone: (706) 542-3404; Fax: (706) 542-6040
ppittman@uga.edu

INSTITUTION: University of Manitoba, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, Natural Resources Institute
DEGREE OFFERED: Natural Resources (M.S., Ph.D.)
DESCRIPTION: These programs include the "assessment of the theoretical foundations and practical applications of progress toward sustainable management of natural resources" as part of their "central academic agenda."
WEBSITE: http://www.umanitoba.ca/institutes/natural_resources/
CONTACT: University of Manitoba
The Natural Resources Institute
303-70 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-8373
Fax: (204) 261-0038

INSTITUTION: University of Maryland, Conservation Biology
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology (M.S.)
DESCRIPTION: Core courses in this program include: ecology and conservation biology; resource economics; public policy; and interdisciplinary problem-solving. Courses are taught in several different departments including the economics, public affairs, and biology departments. Students also take elective courses, complete an internship, and write a "scholarly paper."
WEBSITE: http://www.life.umd.edu/CONS/
CONTACT: CONS Program
Department of Biology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4415
Phone: 301-405-7409
Fax: 301-314-9358
consoffice@yahoo.com

INSTITUTION: University of Montana--Missoula
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Studies (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: Both the undergraduate and graduate majors in environmental studies allow students to have an emphasis on sustainable food and farming. Through this concentration, students participate locally in action projects, and in the Program in Ecological Agriculture and Society (PEAS)
WEBSITE: http://www.umt.edu/evst/about_mission.htm
CONTACT: Environmental Studies Program
Rankin Hall 106A
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812-4320
Phone: (406) 243-6273
Fax: (406) 243-6090
evst@mso.umt.edu

INSTITUTION: University of Nebraska, School of Natural Resources
DEGREE OFFERED: Natural Resources (M.S. and Ph.D.)
DESCRIPTION: These degree programs offer several areas of specialization, such as "climate assessment and impacts" and "human dimensions" which have "the goal of improving stewardship of ecosystems and natural resources."
WEBSITE: http://snr.unl.edu/prospective_students/grad_degrees.asp
CONTACT: 102 Plant Industry Building
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583-0814
Phone: 402/472-5355
Fax: 402/472-2964
snrsgradsec@unl.edu

INSTITUTION: York University, Independent Environmental Studies
DEGREE OFFERED: Environmental Studies (M.A.)
DESCRIPTION: Individual directed study with several sustainability courses.
Two examples of concentrations include Sustainable Development and Urban Renewal and Sustainable Economic Development.
WEBSITE: http://www.yorku.ca/fes/programs/mes/mes_courses.asp#6599
CONTACT: Nursing and Environmental Studies Building
4700 Keale St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M3J 1P3
Phone: 416-736-5252.
fesinfo@yorku.ca

 

Links to Other Databases in Environmental Studies

US National Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD), National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), and the Center for Conservation Biology Network (CCBD).
A "Directory of Environmental Programs" searchable by subject, degree, school, keyword, and location.
ncseonline.org/DEP/


 
 
 
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