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Environment, Sustainability, and Policy B.S.

In the environment, sustainability and policy program, students explore and think critically about the political, cultural and economic factors that affect environmental policy around the world.
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About this Program

This double-major program integrates majors across the natural and social sciences to prepare you to:

  • work toward sustainable practices and policies across a range of careers
  • integrate data, concepts and methods from multiple disciplines
  • apply sustainability policy to the concepts and methods learned in your base major.

Students have the option to join the Environment and Sustainability Living Learning Community.

Program Information

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College or School

Career Path

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Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is Syracuse University’s home for innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research in the social sciences, public policy, public administration and international relations. It includes America’s No. 1 ranked graduate program in public affairs, offering highly regarded professional degrees alongside advanced scholarly degrees in the social sciences. It’s also home to undergraduate programs across the full spectrum of social sciences.
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The B.S. in environment, sustainability and policy requires 27 credits completed in the following courses:

  • Environmental science (3 credits)
  • Environmental studies and humanities (3 credits)
  • Data analysis (3 credits)
  • Science-policy integration (3 credits)
  • Senior capstone (3 credits)
  • Four electives (12 credits)

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