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Environmental Studies and Environmental Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Watervliet, NY, United States
The Environmental Studies and Environmental Science program of Siena College provides an interdisciplinary foundation for students interested in the identification, study and solution of environmental problems.
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By integrating field work, community engagement, internships and geospatial analysis into a liberal arts curriculum, students gain the skills necessary to take their passion for the environment to the next level.

As a major in the Environmental Studies and Environmental Science program of Siena College, you'll get a hands-on experience that prepares you for careers in ecological restoration, pollution abatement, sustainability coordination, renewable energy systems, environmental education, policy and law. You can customize your experience by focusing on environmental science or studies. The science track is sharply focused on solving environmental problems with ecological and analytical tools with coursework in mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics. The studies track draws upon the social sciences and humanities as problem-solving tools and pairs well with programs such as political science, international studies, business or community development.

Your future success

There is a wide variety of career paths available for Siena's environmental science majors. Our grads are working in careers like environmental specialist, GIS technician, physical scientist, conservationist, drug product specialist, wildlife specialist, ecologist and more. Many pursue graduate degrees at prestigious schools including Central Michigan University, Oklahoma State University, Yale University, University of Vermont.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Environment and Society
  • Environmental Field Techniques
  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • GIS: Environmental Applications

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Complete an online application
  • Send all transcripts and school results from each secondary school and post-secondary school that you have attended
  • Submit a personal essay of 1-2 pages describing your interest in Siena College and your goals for studying in the United States
  • Submit one letter of recommendation
  • The SAT and ACT are optional
  • Non-native English speakers are required to submit an English proficiency score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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