New Minor in Environmental Studies Announced

October 24, 2011

BROOKLYN AND LONG ISLAND, NY OCTOBER 25, 2011 St. Josephs 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. Josephs College.

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