Environmental Science

Degree Granted
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

Gain the tools, training and hands-on experience you’ll need to help create a greener future.

Why Earn Your BS in Environmental Science?

Wherever you go, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to help take on environmental issues and the ability to make a difference in a number of rewarding careers including as a high school teacher, environmental scientist, hydrologist, policy developer, research and development manager, or sustainability consultant.

Why Major in Environmental Science at Adelphi?

  • Receive personal attention from world-class faculty as you design a unique program of study tailored to your personal and professional goals.
  • Immerse yourself in fieldwork on Long Island or as far away as the Great Barrier Reef of Australia or the Alaskan wilderness.
  • Translate your passion for sustainability into a rewarding career devoted to improving our environment.

Adelphi student interning at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our environmental studies and sciences graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Classroom learning is just the beginning of your environmental sciences education at Adelphi. From the nearby shores of Nassau County to destinations across the globe, providing field experience is a vital part of our curriculum. Experiential opportunities include:

  • Adelphi’s backyard: Join faculty in getting your feet wet in the 75-mile South Shore Estuary Reserve on Long Island.
  • Alaska: Immerse yourself in a true wilderness, where you’ll dig for prehistoric artifacts using state-of-the-art research technologies while you learn archeological fundamentals.
  • Australia: Dive into the breathtaking biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef and the Australian rain forest as you conduct intensive field-based research.
  • Wyoming: Excavate dinosaurs and discover past environments against the backdrop of a beautiful national park.

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

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