Bachelor On Campus

Environmental Science and Policy

Smith College

48 months
53940 USD/year
53940 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P) major at the Smith College is designed for students with interests in the environment and sustainability and a commitment to scientifically based problem solving and policy analysis. 


he objectives of the major are to prepare students to transcend disciplinary boundaries, combine analytical and communication skills with a well-rounded understanding of the environment and translate this knowledge into meaningful action and innovative solutions. Four integration courses form the core of the major. 

Each course brings together frameworks, proficiencies and knowledge from natural and social sciences in an explicitly integrative fashion to explore and analyze important environmental topics at local to global scales. Additional introductory courses provide breadth in the natural and social sciences, humanities and policy, and statistics, and to introduce students to fundamental aspects of disciplines important to understanding human-environment interactions. 

Students gain depth of knowledge by choosing a coherent sequence of electives with a clear environmental focus. Students are strongly encouraged to engage in environmentally oriented internships, independent research or study away opportunities.

By the time they graduate, Environmental Science and Policy majors at the Smith College should:

  • Have a well-rounded understanding of earth and environmental processes and human-environment interactions.
  • Think in systems across spatial, temporal and organizational scales.
  • Recognize the connections between social justice and environmental issues.
  • Integrate knowledge and approaches from different disciplines and identify underlying assumptions when approaching environmental problems.
  • Be able to collect and analyze relevant data and human experiences.
  • Be able to synthesize and communicate environmental information to multiple audiences in different forms.
  • Have practical experience translating knowledge into meaningful action and innovative solutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainability and Social-Ecological Systems
  • Researching Environmental Problems 
  • Interpreting and Communicating Env Information 
  • Sustainable Solutions 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Smith Writing Supplement
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms
  • Official SAT I, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or the Duolingo English Test/*DET*
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53940 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    53940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53940 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.


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