Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Professor Mark Green interacting with students.The Bachelor of Arts major in Environmental Studies investigates the environment and the ecological challenges that it faces. The Environmental Studies major couples scientific disciplines, such as biology, ecology, geology, and limnology, with sociology and philosophy. Students majoring in Environmental Studies pursue careers in conservation and environmental stewardship and consulting. The Bachelor of Arts major in Environmental Studies includes two semesters of foreign language study.

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Aquaponics: addressing marine concerns, sparking career interest

Shradha Miller ’14 working with the aquaculture tankAccording to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), doubling aquaculture in the United States could create over 50,000 jobs and a billion dollar industry. Environmental science professor Dr. Mark Green’s class MS 360–Aquaculture: Science and Methods might help to make that happen.


Just how healthy is the Gulf of Maine?

Saint Joseph's oceanographers talk about environmental issues coming to the forefront of public debate and policymaking for this vital ecosystem - and many others.