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.

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.

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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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Nursing Students Gain Important Career Advice

A full house of current nursing students learned important career advice from recent graduates, St. Francis College professors, and visiting nurses at a panel on Nursing Careers hosted by the SFC Nursing Club on November 6, 2017.

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SFC Professor Explores Impact of Evolution on Art

The evolution of art in human beings is the topic of a new book by St. Francis College English Professor Gregory F. Tague. Art and Adaptability: Consciousness and Cognitive Culture (Brill│Rodopi) is the third book in a trilogy that discusses the arts and humanities in light of evolution.

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Former Prisoners Share Spoken Word Performances

A prison cell can dull even the most spirited minds, but for some, creativity is a way to get beyond the prison walls.

On November 1, 2017, St. Francis College student and member of the College's Post-Prison Program, Johnny Perez '18 showed home words led to positive action by hosting Diary of My State Pen, a night of poetry and performances by formerly incarcerated writers.

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#SFCGivingTuesday Raises $152,000+ For Scholarships and More

What began with a walk to bridge the tuition gap, continued on Giving Tuesday with a full day of appreciation for St. Francis College benefactors, and a major e-campaign and phone-a-thon. One week later, St. Francis College is proud to announce that the Giving Tuesday campaign raised more than $150,000 dollars from more than 500 donors, a new high water mark for a day meant to refocus the holiday season on helping others.

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Submissions Now Open for 3rd SFC Women's Film Festival

The floodgates are open as the St. Francis College Women's Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 3rd annual celebration of women in film. Last year more than 1,000 filmmakers from 27 countries vied for almost 60 slots in the festival.

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A Second Chance for the Formerly Incarcerated

St. Francis College Sociology and Criminal Justice Professor Belen Lowrey-Kinberg welcomed Hector Guadalupe, Rohan Hales, and Lawrence Johnson from A Second U (asecondufoundation.com) on October 26, 2017.

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