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ESF stands apart from the rest with a focus on experiential learning that prepares students to make an immediate impact in their communities and around the world. ESF students learn in the classroom and labs, out in the field, and by completing internships. 

We're dedicated to improving the environment and creating a sustainable future for our world through a network of skilled and committed graduates. We offer a variety of academic programs for students interested in sustainability and the science, engineering, design, policy, communication, and management of natural resources and the environment.

In addition to this, our close and unique partnership with Syracuse University provides ESF students with the best of both worlds: a tight-knit academic community at ESF and a large university experience on the campus — literally — right across the street. Studying at ESF, students have the opportunity to affiliate with two highly acclaimed collegiate institutions and all the opportunities they provide rolled up into one degree.



















Undergraduate Degree Programs Graduate Degree Programs Graduate Certificate Programs

Online Programs

ESF offers an online Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainability Management, as well as online graduate certificate programs.

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The Ranger School

At the Ranger School, students engage in hands-on learning in the 2,800-acre forest that is part of ESF’s campus in Wanakena, in the Adirondack Mountains.

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Special Undergraduate Programs

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Honors Program

Admission to the Honors Program at ESF is highly selective and provides students in all academic majors with value-added educational experiences.

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Pre-Professional Programs

ESF offers pre-professional advising for medical and healthcare, law, and public administration professions.

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3+3 with Upstate 

An exciting opportunity through a partnership with SUNY Upstate Medical is allowing students to complete both their Bachelor of Science degree and their Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) in just six years.

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Continuing Education

Take a few courses, advance your skillset, stay on track, or get ahead — with class opportunities at ESF.

ESF Open Academy

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Summer Classes

Boost your GPA, focus on core program requirements, remain on track for graduation, explore a new area of interest, or learn something new!

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The Graduate School

The College of Environmental Science and Forestry is proud to be a higher degree granting institution. Graduate students here have incredible wide-ranging opportunities in research and science while working to earn both master's and doctoral degrees.

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