Environmental Science

Sustainability. Renewable energy. Conservation. Agriculture. Urban planning and development. Natural resource management.

These are hot button issues with growing job prospects. 

There is a demand for both technical workers and policy makers who know how to address environmental concerns, and our master's degree in environmental sciences will give you the knowledge and training to make your mark in here. Among other issues, you'll be fluent in:

  • The nuclear energy industry after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident of 2011
  • The use of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for natural gas development in the United States
  • Environmental problems associated with Alberta tar sand development and eventual oil transport through the proposed Keystone Pipeline

Why Touro? 

Touro's Environmental Science program is offered on our New York City campus.  Areas in the city and New York State just north of New York City possess a geological diversity not found in other regions. This diversity includes distinct areas of igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary, coastal and glacial geology all within easy driving distance. And with a wide variety of industries, the resulting varied land usage makes the city an ideal location for studying the issues of industrial contamination and remediation, not only from a technical point of view, but from regulatory, policy and historical points of view as well. New York City is the ideal location and center for both geological and environmental studies.


You'll learn from faculty that are experts in the field, have access to the impressive Gerald M. Friedman Collection and have the opportunity to work on and present your research at professional meetings such as the Geological Society of America annual or sectional meetings. A comprehensive curriculum designed around job market demands, and a flexible schedule responsive to individual student needs and work schedules. 

The program is 11 courses, or 33 credits, and can be completed in one year, full time. Students may pursue the degree on either a full- or part-time basis, and can begin the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.


For more information and details on how to apply to the program, contact:
Howard R. Feldman, Ph.D. 

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