Liberal Arts and Sciences: Environmental Studies

Two-year Associate in Science (AS) Degree

Play a part in protecting our future!

Prepare for a career in the rapidly growing field of sustainability and conservation. As more corporations and governments are beginning to focus on sustainability, they seek the expertise to help them make the right decisions. Our Environmental Studies program builds the foundation for you to take on roles in environmental advocacy. After graduation, you may choose to continue your studies with our unique Sustainability (BS) bachelor’s program.

If you want to impact the future and care for our planet, this program is designed for you! With courses in biology, ecology, environmental issues, world affairs, government, and more, you will learn how sustainability is impacted by our personal, social, economic, political, and environmental choices. Field trips, community service opportunities, and an internship will complement classroom learning. 

The Delhi Difference

  • Our campus is located in the Catskill Mountains by the New York City Watershed, offering you four-season access for research and exploration.
  • Enjoy conducting research with faculty mentors – a rare opportunity at the two-year level.  
  • Learn from enthusiastic faculty who are experts in the field. 
  • Complete an environmental studies internship for real-world experience prior to graduation. 
  • Transfer seamlessly into our bachelor’s degree in Sustainability (BS) for advanced studies and career options. Other bachelor’s program options include Environmental Sustainability at SUNY Oneonta or related degrees at SUNY Binghamton, Cornell University, SUNY Environmental Sciences & Forestry (ESF), and more.
  • Graduate into a growing field! Employment opportunities within the environmental conservation field are countless and varied. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for occupations within this field is projected to have above average growth through 2029.
Morgan Condon

Environmental studies is an emerging field that will be growing a lot in the future. More and more companies want to implement sustainable strategies to not only help the environment but make better business solutions as well. SUNY Delhi is a great place to study because the campus is literally located in the natural environment – you can see what you’re trying to preserve. Class sizes are small and the professors are really approachable. They helped me find an internship with the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District which led me to get valuable real-world experience in the field. I plan to continue my education in the bachelor’s program in Sustainability at SUNY Delhi and am looking at several career possibilities after graduation.

Morgan Condon ‘22, Walton, NY

What Can You Do With This Degree?

Support or assistant-level work in environmental science or related industries such as:

  • environmental advocacy
  • environmental law
  • consulting
  • corporate sustainability
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Office of Admissions

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