Environmental Science & Studies Program

Environmental Science & Studies is an interdepartmental program that offers both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees. The B.S. curriculum engages students in studies of Earth as a physical system; the B.A. curriculum stresses the economic, political, sociological and philosophical dimensions of environmental issues. Both majors recognize the complexity and multidisciplinary nature of environmental problems facing the world today and prepare students to understand and protect the natural world.


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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

The B.S. in Environmental Science is a degree designed to prepare students for entry level work as environmental scientists and graduate programs in environmental science or environmental management. Twenty courses are required: sixteen in natural science/mathematics (including the senior capstone), two in the humanities/social sciences, and two integrative seminars (an environmental Learning Community seminar and a senior seminar taken concurrently with the senior capstone).

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

The B.A. in Environmental Studies degree provides emphasis on the social sciences and humanities. This degree serve as solid preparation for entry level work in the non-science areas of the environmental field, as well as for admission into graduate school in such areas (environmental policy, management, sustainability, etc.).  Thirteen courses are required, including five courses in natural sciences and five courses in the social sciences/humanities. The last course remains the senior capstone, which will now include a new one-credit senior seminar.

Environmental Sciences & Studies minor

The Environmental Sciences & Studies minor provides introductory knowledge in the environmental field, as well as the opportunity to connect the program to one’s major. The minor requires six courses.

Supplement Your Studies with a Degree in Environmental Engineering from Notre Dame

Stonehill offers an Engineering program in collaboration with The University of Notre Dame.

Students in the 3+2 Engineering Program can receive a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Stonehill College and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Earth Sciences from the University of Notre Dame.

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