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New Paltz is Green!

Green Academic Programs

Environmental Geochemical Science Major

A four-year program leading to a B.S. in Environmental Geochemical Science. This interdisciplinary degree will provide students with a working knowledge of the scientific background required to address many environmental problems.

New Paltz is located in a region offering students many ideal options to pursue senior research projects that relate to environmental concerns. Internship and research opportunities include:

  • Important local and regional organizations and agencies dedicated to environmental work: The Mohonk Preserve; the Region 3 Office of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; the Estuaries and River Institute; the Hudson Basin River Watch; the Phillies Bridge Farm Project; the Brook Farm Project; the Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Clearwater, Scenic Hudson and the Ulster County Environmental Management Council.

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Environmental Studies Minor

The college now offers two programs in the School of Science and Engineering that are geared towards students with environmental interests.

The Environmental Studies minor provides an excellent general education in environmental issues that serves as a complement to any major. In addition to course work, the minor includes opportunities for students to gain fieldwork experience working for organizations that address environmental concerns. The college also offers a major in Environmental Geochemical Science for students who seek to work in technical fields addressing environmental issues.

The Environmental Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program which gives an overview of the causes and consequences of our current environmental problems and provides basic tools and understanding students will need to become active participants in the solutions. Fieldwork opportunities include the Brook Farm Project, the Environmental Task Force, and the organization Students for Sustainable Agriculture.

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