48 months
16980 USD/year
16980 USD/year
7070 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


SUNY Oneonta College's interdisciplinary major in Environmental Sustainability will prepare you to collaboratively and creatively develop solutions to the pressing challenges the world faces in dealing with global climate change, loss of biodiversity, resource consumption and depletion, toxic pollutants and water shortages. 


You'll also learn about issues related to environmental justice and creating sustainable cities and sustainable food and transportation systems.

Experiential learning is a key part of the program at SUNY Oneonta College, and it is incorporated into many courses. For example, students took a five-day field trip along the Hudson River during a cross-disciplinary course in geography, environmental sustainability and philosophy.

Environmental sustainability majors are required to take at least three semester hours of environmentally-themed study abroad, research with a faculty member, service learning or an internship.


In recent years, faculty from the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability have taken students to Guatemala, where they worked with the local community to develop sustainable ways to improve the water quality in an ailing lake, and to New Orleans, where they helped with a wetlands restoration project in the Lower 9th Ward.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Environmental Issues
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Geographic Information Systems: Principles and Methods
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply Online
  • Submit your Academic Records
  • Submit Standardized Tests and English Language Proficiency
  • Submit Financial Documentation
  • Submit autobiographical essay
  • Additional Requirements 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16980 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16980 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7070 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Oneonta

850 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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