Environmental Studies

With a degree in Environmental Studies you can make a difference in your community, state, nation and in the world.

Sara ConklinSara Conklin, a graduate of the Environmental Studies program, has been selected for a prestigious New York State Excelsior Fellowship. Her fellowship is being served with the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.

Sara works as an Environmental Analyst, conducting environmental reviews of state and federally funded projects that provide housing for seniors, handicapped and low-income families. Read more about Sara and the Sage College Excelsior Fellows >>

 

Our degree in Environmental Studies prepares you to help meet the challenges facing our country  with coursework that gives you background in both the science and policy of environmental problems. Issues explored throughout the program include climate change, energy alternatives, air and water quality, food security, and more. Many people increasingly see environmental problems as the most important and urgent of our day and seek to play a role in their resolution.

"This is a generational moment. A moment when we decide our own path and our collective fate," Al Gore, Vice President of the U.S., 1993-2001.

Knowledge through education is the first step.

On the Hudson

Students on the Hudson River

Choose your path to informed action at Sage!

Coursework in government, economics, biology, chemistry, law and policy helps you to understand, to advocate, and to suggest solutions to our growing environmental issues within a policy-based, multi-disciplinary context. A capstone internship or project in your final year of study ties together your knowledge and skills:

  • Intern at the state and federal courts, the New York State Legislature, state agencies, local government bodies, law firms, advocacy groups, and other political organizations, or
  • Conduct field research with a faculty member, or
  • Participate in our Climate Crisis Educational Center, dedicated to enhancing knowledge about the impact of global warming

Unique Opportunity: Environmental studies majors at Russell Sage benefit from and are particularly suited to continue their education in the linked graduate programs at Vermont Law School.

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Dr. Jenks birding and studying the flora.                    Students on the Hudson River.