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Environmental Studies

State University of New York Potsdam

48 months
16980 USD/year
16980 USD/year
7070 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Environmental Studies Major from State University of New York Potsdam is interdisciplinary and is designed to prepare environmental leaders of the future.


The curriculum emphasizes four components: humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, skills and the capstone experience.

First-year students are encouraged to begin with the Adirondack Experience, an applied and place-based learning program utilizing the largest park in the lower 48 which is right in our backyard.  The program combines our introductory course with two-three other required courses and numerous field trips to explore contemporary environmental issues.  Later on in the program, after the sophomore or junior year, the optional internship/field experience provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the environmental field. Finally, in a capstone seminar, seniors develop and present an independent research project.

Key facts:

The Environmental Studies Major at State University of New York Potsdam seeks to provide students with an understanding of human attitudes and behaviors toward nature, and provides a grounding in science to prepare them to shape viable environmental policy and practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Futures 
  • Environmental Inquiry
  • Adirondack Environmental History 
  • African Environmental History 
  • Nature and Literature 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • After submitting your online application, arrange to have ALL official academic records sent to SUNY Potsdam. This includes official transcripts, examination scores, mark sheets from secondary school, as well as transcripts from colleges and/or universities previously attended.
    • The essay should express your educational goals, objectives and explain why you would like to attend SUNY Potsdam.
    • If English is not your native language, you will need to provide proof of English Proficiency.
    • Submit at least one letter of recommendation written by someone who knows your academic capabilities.

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 Potsdam

892 - 1945 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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