Course Summary

Course Description

BS in Urban Ecology is for students planning professional pursuits in fields such as conservation, environmental science, research, academia, urban planning, and those who plan to go on to graduate school in any of these areas. The BS degree is appropriate for students whose interests in urban ecology are centered on the science and involved in restoring and maintaining healthy urban habitats and their associated green spaces. The BS requires a minimum of 47 semester hours in biology.

Hofstra’s Urban Ecology programs are unique among universities on Long Island, and are designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the ecology of human-influenced habitats, from biological, political, social and cultural perspectives.

Students examine cities and suburbs as ecosystems, combining ecological analyses with historical and sociopolitical studies of urban nature. The interdisciplinary programs include courses in biology, chemistry, math, engineering, global studies, geography, sociology, political science, and philosophy. Students may also benefit from collaborations with Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement, The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, and agencies on Long Island and in New York City. The program includes an internship.

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