Environmental Studies

The Future of the Planet is in Your Hands


At the crossroads between science and liberal arts, minoring in Environmental Studies will help you understand the world we live in from a wide perspective.

Will you help make the world a better place?

Course in this minor give you an understanding of the science behind the challenges we face, teach you how to solve these problems from a practical, business-oriented point of view, and offer a moral and philosophical view to better understand the impact of the decisions we make.

Learn about Program Requirements in the Course Catalogue

Courses & Program Info


The Environmental Studies Minor is a multidisciplinary minor designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the relationship between the environment and society from different perspectives. Its primary objective is to give students an appreciation and understanding of current environmental issues, policies and challenges. At 15 credits, it fits into the free electives for most majors, from the business to the liberal arts to the sciences.

Learn about Program Requirements in the Course Catalogue


John Dilyard

John Dilyard

Associate Professor
Management & Information Technology, Honors, Environmental Studies
Kathleen Nolan

Kathleen Nolan

Department Chairperson, Professor
Biology & Health Promotion, Honors, Environmental Studies

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Previously incarcerated students from St. Francis College's Post-Prison Program followed a May 1, 2017 screening of Rikers: An American Jail with a frank discussion on their experiences behind bars, at Rikers and other institutions, and their time now on the cusp of earning an undergraduate degree.

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Hundreds of graduates from the St. Francis College Class of 2017 will be joined by family and friends for the College's spring 2017 commencement ceremony on Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Wednesday, May 24 at 11:00am. A Baccalaureate Mass will be held the night before at 6:00pm at St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral in Brooklyn.

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St. Francis College proudly celebrated its top students and Fr. Patrick Desbois, a man working to honor victims of the Holocaust, at the 133rd Charter Day convocation on April 28, 2017

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The year-end Project Access ceremony celebrated the success of a top graduate at St. Francis College as well as the potential of students currently in the program on April 27, 2017.

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The rain washed out a night of New York Mets baseball April 25, but there was no stopping Dr. John Sexton from delivering his talk, Baseball as a Road to God, at a special St. Francis College presentation at Citi Field, hosted by Mets Owner Fred Wilpon.

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