Ways to Study Sustainability at the College
There are many courses offered across the college with themes of sustainability. The Learning Opportunities Inventory is a good place to start a search for such courses. Courses are listed by the center where they are offered. Courses listed as “collegewide” are offered to students registered at any center.
Always speak with your mentor about your specific learning goals. Independent study courses can be created and tailored to your unique goals and interests.
The program features a three- or four-day interdisciplinary residency at Raquette Lake, with students and faculty from across New York state.
During the January term, students choose from nine environmentally related studies that use a blended model that combines an online or independent study component with one onsite meeting at the Metropolitan New York Center.
The EESFR Residency is a unique opportunity for students to work closely with experienced faculty to develop field and laboratory research and analysis skills that are invaluable in the environmental and earth systems sciences.
A blend of online learning and residencies (three Saturdays during the January and September terms; once or twice during the May term), enabling busy students to manage the demands of college study, work and other responsibilities. This program focuses on the theme of sustainability for those studying business.
- science, mathematics and technology
- community and human services
- business, management and economics
- cultural studies.
For those interested in getting a bachelor’s degree specifically in Environmental Science.
This certificate program combines multiple study options, including online instruction and face-to-face meetings with Empire State College mentors. The Business and Environmental Sustainability Certificate courses are fully applicable to an undergraduate degree program developed in the business, management and economics area of study.