New Minor in Environmental Studies Announced

BROOKLYN AND LONG ISLAND, NY – OCTOBER 25, 2011 – St. Joseph’s College is pleased to announce the addition of a minor in environmental studies to its curriculum in the School of Arts and Sciences. Students on both the Brooklyn and Long Island campuses are currently able to enroll in classes toward the new minor.

This new 21-credit interdisciplinary minor will allow students to supplement their major in business, science, education or the humanities with knowledge of environmental issues that affect their field of study or the world in general. The required classes for this minor are Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Ethics, with a list of optional courses in subjects, such as ecology, business, religion, literature and human rights, as they relate to the environment. The curriculum also focuses on the various dimensions of sustainability and our environmental and ethical impact as world citizens.

"This interdisciplinary minor allows students to become more globally aware of their environment by looking at the issue from an array of different perspectives," said Dr. Frank Antonowich, professor and chairman of the Department of Biology at St. Joseph’s College.

For more information about SJC’s new minor in environmental studies, contact the Brooklyn Campus at 718.940.5800 or the Long Island Campus at 631.687.4500.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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