Environmental Sciences & Studies Program
The Environmental Sciences & Studies program offers a B.S. and B.A. degree. Both recognize the complexity and multidisciplinary nature of today’s environmental issues and prepare students to understand and protect the natural world.
Program Options Provide Career Flexibility
Students interested in environmental issues have three degree options available to them. The bachelor of science in environmental science degree is weighted toward the natural sciences, while the bachelor of arts in environmental studies degree focuses on the social sciences and humanities.
Stonehill also offers a 3+2 Engineering program in collaboration with The University of Notre Dame. Students in the program 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.
Students have the opportunity to tailor their degree to suit their career and personal goals through course selection, internships, direct studies and research with faculty members.
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).
The B.A. in Environmental Studies degree provides emphasis on the social sciences and humanities. This degree serves 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.
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.
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.