Beth Christensen, Director
Science Building, Room 310
p – (516) 877-4174
f – (516) 877-4485
e – firstname.lastname@example.org
w – environmental-studies.adelphi.edu
Anagnostis Agelarakis, Anthropology
Raysa Amador, Languages, International Studies
Regina Axelrod, Political Science
Beth Christensen, Environmental Studies
John P. Dooher, Physics
Martin H. Garrell, Physics
Jonna Coombs, Biology
David Gleicher, Economics
Matthias Foellmer, Biology
Katie Laatikainen, Political Science, International Studies
Mariano Torras, Economics
Andrea Ward, Biology
Justyna Widera, Chemistry
Michael D’Emic, Biology
Jessica Dutton, Environmental Studies
Aaren Freeman, Biology
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ruth Coffey, Environmental Studies
Anthony Cok, Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies places science and technology into a cultural and social context to address some of the most pressing issues of our time: climate change, sustainability, loss of biodiversity, marine pollution, toxins in our environment, energy conservation. Our students have the opportunity to weave scientific knowledge gained in our environmental, marine and other earth science courses, as well as related sciences (biology, chemistry, physics), with problems and solutions encountered in policy, anthropology, philosophy, and many other courses. Many of our courses are focused on local field sites in the South Shore Estuary, and we offer field experiences in Australia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and on Long Island. Our students gain valuable vocational experience through internships and are well served by our strong alumni network.
Transfer students at any level are accepted into the Environmental Studies Program. The number of credits and courses that are transferable will be determined on an individual basis. Students transferring from an accredited four-year college must spend at least two semesters in residence at the University working toward a degree in environmental studies. Community college students must complete two years in residence working toward a degree in environmental studies.
A variety of curricular options are available to students interested in both business and environmental studies programs, including faculty-led field study in Australia.
STEP Students and Earth Sciences
Students interested in secondary education certification for the earth sciences should register for our courses under the Earth Sciences listing and EAS (0112) designation.
STEP students should consult with an earth sciences adviser, taking 30 credits in earth science subject matters, 8 credits of which must be taken as follows:
Please consult our advisers and check our Web site, academics.adelphi.edu/artsci/env for current information.
Emergency Management Program
Qualified Environmental Studies Program seniors may take selected courses in the Emergency Management Program toward their degree requirements. Students should refer to the Emergency Management Program description in University College and consult with their adviser.
Joint Degree Programs in Environmental Studies
Adelphi University and Columbia University are offering students two program options in environmental studies:
- 3-2 B.A. /B.S. - A five-year program (three years at Adelphi University plus two years at Columbia University) to earn both a B.A. in environmental studies at Adelphi University and a B.S. in earth and environmental engineering from Columbia University; or
- 4-2 Combined Plan M.S. - A six-year program (four years at Adelphi University plus two years at Columbia University) to earn both a broad-based B.A. in environmental studies and an M.S. in earth resources engineering from Columbia University.
Students interested in the joint degree programs between Adelphi University and Columbia University’s School of Environmental Engineering should consult with Dr. Beth Christensen, Director, Environmental Studies, (516) 877-4174, email@example.com, or Dr. Robert Schwartz, Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships, (516) 877-3140, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the Pre-Professional Preparation section of this Bulletin for additional information about this and other joint degree programs.
Honors in Environmental Studies
The standards for Departmental Honors are a 3.5 GPA in environmental studies/earth science courses and completion of an environmental studies seminar with a grade of B or better.
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