Environment & Sustainability

Get ready to save the planet, one course at a time

Suffolk University’s longstanding environmental science and environmental studies majors are housed together in the Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability to offer a more innovative, multidisciplinary approach to examining and understanding how urban communities function within the context of environmental sustainability.

Whether you major in environmental science or environmental studies, you'll earn a robust scientific education you can enrich with study abroad opportunities in fabled ecosystems like Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands.

While you study environmental issues of global importance, you'll discover a world of hands-on learning in downtown Boston. As a Suffolk environmental science or environmental studies, you can complete a practicum in organizations like the Environmental Protection Agency, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Other practicum sites include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sierra Club, Youth Climate Action Network, and Greenpeace.

Lecture Series & Brown Bag Lunch Events

The Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability sponsors a series of lectures and brown bag lunch forums that's open to the Suffolk community. These events focus on a broad range of topics including environmentalism, sustainability, environmental health, food systems and food insecurity, oceanography and coastal issues, climate change, and science communication.

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Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability

Whether you major or minor in environmental studies or environmental science, Suffolk will prepare you to study—and help save—our planet.

College of Arts & Sciences

The College offers a wide variety of programs, ranging from traditional majors such as biology and government, to new interdisciplinary programs such as Politics, Philosophy, and Ethics. Expand your mind and gain hands-on experience.

Student Services & Resources

Suffolk University’s College of Arts & Sciences will help you prepare for your future whether you decide to explore career options or continue your education and professional development.

More Suffolk to Explore​

Suffolk University offers many ways to expand your education outside the classroom with opportunities on our campus in the heart of Boston, study abroad, & more.