Environmental Studies at ESF
The Environmental Studies program emphasizes interdisciplinary social science, humanities, and natural science approaches to environmental understanding and stewardship. The programs maintain a strong academic orientation, facilitating student and faculty engagement with fundamental environmental challenges and dynamics such as multiple and conflicting levels of environmental governance, participatory democracy, sustainable development, uses and limits of scientific prediction, discourses of environment, cultural expressions of nature, risk, and ecological sustainability.
Located in Syracuse, New York, nestled between the beautiful Finger Lakes region and the Adirondack Mountains, our department is home to the state's premier Environmental Studies undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as ESF's outstanding Environmental Writing Program. With a campus neighboring Syracuse University, students at ESF experience a small campus community along with the resources a large university has to offer.
The Environmental Studies Department offers:
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
- Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- Graduate certificates
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D., offered through ESF's interdepartmental Graduate Program in Environmental Science)
The Environmental Writing Program (EWP)
The Department of Environmental Studies serves as the administrative home for the writing program (general education written and oral communication, technical writing and literature courses that serve other programs).
The ESF Writing Program oversees:
- Courses (in composition, technical writing, literature, and humanities)
- Community efforts
- ESF in High School
- Learning Communities
- The Writing Resource Center
- Environmental Writing and Rhetoric Minor
- Public Speaking Lab (PSL)
106 Marshall Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2787