Sarah Combs, one of the first students in our new five-year B.A./M.S. in Environmental Studies program, is heading to a remote corner of Minnesota to map the first settlements of the Ojibwe tribe.
Accelerate your path to a rewarding career focused on protecting the environment and promoting sustainability.
Why Earn a Combined Degree in Environmental Studies?
Today’s world needs highly trained professionals who can address the full spectrum of climate change- and sustainability-related challenges. Our 4+1 environmental studies pathway prepares you to meet a range of professional goals in the field and develop solutions that will guide our planet toward a greener future.
Why Earn a Combined Degree in Environmental Studies at Adelphi?
- Expand your environmental career opportunities at a university known for its far-reaching commitment to sustainability.
- Customize the 4+1 pathway to suit your unique interests: Adelphi University undergraduates can earn a BA/BS in Biology, BA in Environmental Studies, BS in Environmental Science or BS in Natural Sciences, and apply 12 credits toward their MS in Environmental Studies and specialize in one of four concentrations.
- Build long-lasting connections with faculty—who are environmental leaders and well-known conservationists—in small classes as part of a diverse learning community.
Exceptional Hands-On Learning
At Adelphi, we believe strongly in the power of hands-on learning and the value it adds to our students’ future careers. In the 4+1 pathway, you’ll have numerous chances to enrich your studies by extending your learning beyond the classroom.
In addition to working with the latest technology in Adelphi’s newly refurbished Geographic Information Systems (GIS) laboratory, you’ll have the chance to do fieldwork virtually anywhere—from the shores of Long Island to distant locations like Australia or Alaska. MS students have also held internships at top environmental agencies and organizations around the globe, including:
The following bachelor’s programs are offered in combination with the MS Environmental Studies:
If you’re already enrolled in a qualifying undergraduate program and meet the 4+1 pathway’s GPA requirements, you can apply for this program once you’ve completed particular steps in the major. Speak to your adviser or a 4+1 faculty member to learn more.
Students who are already enrolled in a qualifying undergraduate program and who meet GPA requirements can apply for the accelerated program once they have completed particular steps in the major. Speak to a faculty member in the program about the 4+1 option.
Transformative Educational Opportunities
All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:
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