Environmental Sustainability

Department of Natural Sciences

As a Minor

The Department of Natural Sciences, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Zicklin School of Business offer a joint interdisciplinary program in Environmental Sustainability that satisfies Baruch College’s Tier III minor requirement. The Environmental Sustainability minor is suitable for both business and liberal arts students who have an interest in developing a critical understanding of interactions between human society and the broader global ecosystem. The program emphasizes economic, legal, and philosophical issues of environmental sustainability.

To satisfy the Tier III minor in Environmental Sustainability (11 to 12 credits) students must take the required prerequisite ENV 1020 Principles of Ecology. In addition, students select TWO electives plus the required capstone, ENV 4900 Topics in Environmental Science.

Program Prerequisite:

ENV 1020 Principles of Ecology.

Required Capstone Course:

ENV 4005 Ecosystem Sustainability


ENV 4900 Topics in Environmental Science


BIO/ENV 3009 Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development

BIO 3020 Biology of Invertebrates

BIO 3040 Plants in Action

BIO/ENV 3050 Freshwater Ecology

CIS 3700 Green IT*

ENV 3001 Introduction to Environmental Science

ENV 3002 Energy Conservation

ENV 3003 Human Conservation

ENV 3005 Economic and Legal Aspects of Ecology

ENV 3008 Air and Water Pollution

ENV 3015/3015L Tropical Reef Ecology

ECO 3511 Contemporary Economic Development

GEOG 3009 Introduction to Human Geography

GEOG 3036 World Regional Geography

JRN 3800 Environmental Reporting

LAW 3122 Law and the Environment*

LAW 3400 Law, Business and Sustainability*

PAF 3442 The Environment, Political Choices, and Public Policy

PHI 3200 Environmental Ethics

POL 3317 The Politics of Energy and the Environment

*For the purposes of this program, this course counts as an Arts and Sciences course.  


Department of Natural Sciences, 646-660-6200
Professor Chester Zarnoch, 646-660-6239 (Environmental Science)

The City University of New York