University at Albany

B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies - Environmental Science

Program Description

Understand the Earth’s environment and the challenges it faces in the bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in environmental science program at the University at Albany. You will gain deep knowledge of our natural environment and how societies interact with the Earth’s system. Explore major issues including climate change, biodiversity preservation, land-use planning and sustainability. Customize your studies to align with your interests and career goals. Many of our students also go on to pursue advanced degrees in graduate school.

Focus Areas

  • Understanding of the Earth​
  • Sustainable Development: Energy and Resources​
  • Atmospheric Structure, Thermodynamics, and Circulation​
  • Ocean Science
  • Environmental Statistics and Computation​
  • Meteorological and Environmental Measurement​
  • Environmental Science
  • Fieldwork Experience​
  • The Adirondack Environment​
  • Climate Laboratory​
  • Paleoclimatology​
  • Major Topics in Environmental Science

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Environmental scientist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental attorney
  • Environmental engineer
  • Renewable energy specialist
  • Air quality scientist
  • Data scientist
  • Secondary and primary school education

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes