Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

Since its inception in 1973, the Environmental Studies program at St. John’s University has prepared concerned and motivated students to address serious environmental issues on a professional level. Our interdisciplinary degree programs and minors prepare students from diverse backgrounds in the sciences and humanities for the analysis and resolution of environmental problems.

As part of our program, you will develop your speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills and have opportunities to work with faculty on research projects, independent studies, and career development. You will also contribute to and directly impact sustainability initiatives on campus and raise awareness of environmental issues among your peers.

Program Contact

Laura Schramm, Ph.D.
Program Director
Professor, Biological Sciences
(718) 990-5558
[email protected]

Environmental Studies Minors

The Environmental Studies program offers two minors to undergraduate students. Each requires 15 credits. Though the minors are open to all students, they are of particular benefits to students in the English, Education, Business Administration, Psychology, Theology, Philosophy, Biology, Chemistry, and Government and Politics majors.

Please note that all courses taken for the Environmental Studies minors must be taken outside of your major. No overlap between major and minor courses is permitted.

The minor in Environmental Education requires the completion of 15 credits, including ESP 1010 Introduction to Ecological Principles, GEO 2001 Natural Resources and World Development, ESP 2150 Concepts and Practices of Environmental Education, and two additional courses from among the program electives, chosen in consultation with an advisor.

The minor in Environmental Studies requires the completion of 15 credits, including ESP 1010 Introduction to Ecological Principles, GEO 2001 Natural Resources and World Development, and three additional courses from among the program electives, chosen in consultation with an advisor.