Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

Make a difference to our world.

The way we interact with our world has a big impact on the future of humanity and the world.

If you major in environmental studies you can use your creativity, problem-solving skills and the scientific method to maximize sustainability and generate solutions to environmental problems.

Based on a solid science foundation, the environmental studies program offers you a choice of concentrations: environmental science; politics, policy and society; business sustainability.

Learn to distinguish between scientific and emotional arguments. Integrate theory and practice through field and internship experiences. And learn how to apply ideas and methods from the natural and social sciences, business and humanities to the study of environmental issues.

The Environmental Studies program at Saint Peter’s is aimed at providing students with the educational background and leadership skills necessary to effectively address the issues involved in the social, economic, political, cultural and technological context of ecological sustainability.

Environmental CareersWhat can you do with an Environmental Studies degree?

The Environmental Studies major will prepare students interested in the environment to enter the corporate world, government, media, community-based organizations, or the legal profession. Although based on a solid science foundation, it is not focused on students who are interested in a career in science.

Students majoring in Environmental Studies will be able to:

  • synthesize and apply knowledge from the natural and social sciences, business,
    and the humanities to the study of environmental issues;
  • critically analyze environmental issues using an interdisciplinary approach;
  • incorporate ethical and legal concepts in the examination of environmental issues;
  • apply principles of economics and political strategies for the betterment of the environment;
  • use problem solving, creativity, and the scientific method to generate solutions to environmental problems and maximize sustainability;
  • integrate and apply issues related to social justice into an understanding of
    environmental issues and policies;
  • integrate theory and practice through field and/or internship experiences.


  • Alternative Energy Analyst
  • Alternative Food Systems 
  • Conservation Specialist
  • Environmental Advocate
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Environmental/Energy Auditor
  • Environmental Communications Specialist
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Policy Analyst

  • Environmental Program Coordinator/Manager
  • Environmental Researcher
  • Science/Technology Policy Analyst
  • Sustainability Analyst
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Sustainable Business Development
  • Urban/Regional/Land Planning Analyst
  • Waste Management Analyst
  • Water Resource Specialist