Earth and Environmental Studies Degree
"Join in exploring our environmental and earth history....observe how we have redesigned our earth and how we can take the pulse of ecological change." Dr. John T. Tanacredi: Professor, Environmental Studies and Director of CERCOM.
As an Earth and Environmental Studies major at Molloy College you will have the opportunity to excel both inside and outside of the classroom in preparation to enter highly marketable fields of employment and exciting careers in natural and environmental science. Students can choose a concentration in either Earth Science or Environmental Studies. Built upon a foundation of natural and physical science, our introductory courses will give you the background that you need to analyze, question and contemplate solutions to the multitude of concerns affecting our coastal and global environments. Travel the world with Molloy's International Travel programs and witness first-hand what your professors have shared with you in their lectures. Intern at CERCOM the only horseshoe crab breeding laboratory in the United States or one of our eighteen cooperators.
Internship and Life Experiences
As part of the Earth and Environmental Studies major, all students must complete at least one semester of an off-campus internship. An internship makes the classroom's abstract theories and learned examples concrete by placing you in a real life career situation performing actual professional tasks. Under consultation with Dr. John Tanacredi, Director of CERCOM, explore the possibilities of interning with one of numerous organizations such as:
- The New York Aquarium
- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- The National Park Service
- The American Museum of Natural History
- The Long Island Maritime Museum
- Atlantis Marine World
- Gotham Whale
- Garvies Point Preserve and Museum