Courses and Requirements

Major in Environmental Studies (34 Credits Total)
Includes 4 Required Courses (13 credits) + 1 Capstone Course (3 credits) + 6 Elective Courses (18 credits).  
Required and Elective Courses must be a specific mix of social and natural sciences*

Minor in Environmental Studies (19 Credits Total)
Includes 3 Required Courses (10 credits) + 3 Elective Courses (9 credits).
Required Courses are the same as for majors, except for URBST 372, which counts as an elective. Elective courses may be chosen from any elective list. ENSCI majors must replace the two required ENSCI courses with ENSCI electives.

*Please see Melissa Checker, Environmental Studies Advisor (mchecker@qc.cuny.edu) for more information on specific requirements.

Note: this is a sampling of courses included in the Major/Minor Program — new electives may be added each semester. For details on required courses and  elective courses you MUST meet with the Environmental Studies Advisor!!!

Social Sciences and Humanities – 
Required: All students must take:
URBST 252: The Changing Urban Environment
URBST 372: Fieldwork in Environmental Studies

Electives – Students must take 2-4 courses from the below list:
ANTH 270: Human Disease
ANTH 302: Ecology and Culture
ECON 228, 228W: Economics of the Environment
ECON 208: Economics and Development
ENGL 327, 327W: Environmental Literature
MEDST 281: Media and the Environment
PHIL 125: Philosophy of the Environment
PSCI 287: Law, Politics and the Environment
URBST 241: Introduction to Urban Planning
URBST 207: Development of the American City
URBST 235: Urban Epidemics
URBST 236: Emerging Diseases and Public Policy
URBST 253: Conflicts in Urban Planning
URBST 254: Urban Transportation Policy
URBST 258: Climate Change and Public Policy
URBST 373: Special Problems in Environmental Policy

Natural Sciences –
Required – All students must take:
ENSCI 100: Our Planet in the 21st Century (4 credits)
ENSCI 112: Our Changing Planet

Electives – Students must take 2-4 courses from the below list:
BIOL 106 (prereq. BIOL 105): General Biology: Life-forms and Ecosystems (4 credits)
GEOL 101: Physical Geology (4 credits)
ENSCI 200 (co-req. CHEM 113): Earth System Science

ENSCI 383 Internship in Environmental Science (permission of ENSCI Advisor required!)

ENSCI 373: Solving Environmental Problems
URBST 373: Special Topics in Environmental Studies