Help develop solutions needed for a healthy planet and sustainable living with a degree in Environmental Studies

NSCC’s Environmental Studies Program focuses on today’s environmental issues from multiple perspectives and defines personal and collective solutions needed to address local, regional and global challenges. Since environmental problems are complex, the program provides a broad range of liberal arts experiences in two Pathways - Environmental Advocacy and Environmental Science - leading to lifelong awareness of sustainability issues that connect the environment, economy, and society. Students can take advantage of opportunities to participate in service-learning and civic engagement opportunities, field courses, and travel seminars.  

Career prospects for graduates include:
Environmental science
Natural resources
Environmental advocacy

Focus your Environmental Studies Degree:
Environmental Advocacy Pathway >
Environmental Science Pathway>


Semesters estimated to complete degree. Complete faster with winter intersession and summer classes.


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If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact or call 978-739-5522.

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North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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