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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS - UNDERGRADUATE


Fordham College of Rose Hill and Lincoln Center
Fordham University’s interdisciplinary Environmental Science program provides students with a solid foundation in scientific principles and analysis, and their application to the environment.  The major emphasizes a rigorous curriculum, using an integrated approach that combines concepts and methods across the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and environmental science.  Students are required to take 10 foundation courses, 4 science electives, 2 semesters of environmental science research or internship, and 2 courses in environmental policy/law/economics. 

Environmental Studies—Major
Environmental Studies is the interdisciplinary study of the creation, evolution, implementation and effectiveness of environmental policies. The 14 courses in this major at Fordham either provide methodological tools and natural scientific data required for the study of environmental policies (e.g., mathematics, computer science, statistics, basic economic theory, basic environmental science), or else directly study environmental policies (e.g., environmental history, economics, design, politics, ethics). 
 
The minor requires 5-6 courses, up to 4 of which can count toward the core curriculum. There are separate requirements for majors in the natural sciences, the social sciences and humanities, and the business school.  

Service Learning Program
The central idea with service-learning is that students are testing the concepts or practicing the skills of a course through experience in the community.  This experience is in service to an underrepresented or marginalized group for a mutually beneficial experience. With Service Learning Courses, the service experience can be fully integrated into the methods of learning in the course and enhance classroom discussions.  
 
THEO 3861    Works of Mercy, Work for Justice (reference course)
Professor Hinze
This course offers students an opportunity to develop their writing and public speaking skills by engaging critical debates in society about the ways people strive to make a living and flourish under difficult circumstances. Participants will explore the diversity of practices of charitable activities and organized advocacy for social change pursued by individuals, religious communities, and voluntary associations in the Bronx and in New York metropolitan area. This is a practice-based approach to theology that requires three hours a week of involvement in an organization in the Bronx.
 
The goal of the educational programs at the LCC is to provide university students opportunities to learn about the natural world through hands-on experience in the field. Students are instructed in methods and conduct scientific research in relatively undisturbed ecosystems, yet near an urban center. The station also provides the first opportunities for many urban students to examine the natural world first hand. Undergraduate students can take advantage of a number of opportunities, including summer courses taught at the station, field Trips for undergraduate courses, Honors theses and research tutorials, and the Calder Summer Undergraduate Research (CSUR), which offers undergraduate students opportunities to conduct their own independent research studies in the summer, with close instruction from Fordham faculty members. 

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS 

Fordham College of Rose Hill and Gabelli School of Business 

Sustainable Business Minor
The purpose of this minor is to provide both arts & sciences and business undergraduate students with exposure to concepts related to sustainability. The new Minor in Sustainable Business will incorporate business, social science, natural science, and building design curricula from Fordham University departments. The social science coursework will introduce sustainability concerns related to globalization, poverty, and inequality and will introduce new economic models for evaluating impacts of global business policies. The natural science coursework will foster an understanding of the delicate balance of the natural and human worlds. The design curricula will promote an awareness of the need for the built environment to accommodate a substantially reduced carbon footprint and to foster a more sustainable use of land areas for growing populations.

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