Environmental Conservation and Sustainability B.S.

Program Objectives: 

Students graduating with a degree in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability:

  • Understand the complexity of social-ecological systems and meet environmental challenges
  • Are grounded in ecological principles and comprehend the connections between natural resource and social systems

  • Integrate scientific information with human ethics and have the theoretical, methodological, technical and practical skills necessary to solve complex problems

  • Work collaboratively with diverse interest groups to facilitate policy and action toward a sustainable future

  • Are environmental citizens, sustainability advocates, and leaders for constructive change

Program Structure:  

(1) ECS Core Requirements

The ECS core consists of basic integrative courses, and a strong foundation in the natural, physical and social sciences, along with essential tools and skills. Some core requirements are met by taking a specific course. For other requirements, students choose one course from a list of options.

(2) ECS Focus Area Requirements

Each student develops a Focus Area providing advanced study in environmental and resource issues. Focus Areas should be designed in close consultation with the advisor. 

(3) University Requirements

Students must meet the University’s requirements for: Credits (earning at least 128); Writing Requirement courses; and Discovery Program courses. Some of the courses taken to meet ECS core requirements will also meet the University Writing and Discovery Program requirements.


Questions? Contact:

Russell G. Congalton, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator for Environmental Conservation & Sustainability, Professor
James Hall, Room 164
Durham, NH 03824

Wendy F. Rose

Academic Department Program Manager
James Hall 114B
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-3933