Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science - Sustainability in Development (SID) Program By Brown University |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science - Sustainability in Development (SID)

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science - Sustainability in Development (SID)

  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 24 months

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Many of the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century are environmental ones. We must find ways to feed a growing human population while maintaining the natural life support system provided by the Earth's ecosystems; to make built environments more efficient as urban areas continue to grow dramatically in size; and to meet the challenges posed by rising sea-level and increasing global temperatures. These challenges are complex, multifaceted and can best be solved with expertise from multiple, relevant disciplines. To prepare students to meet these challenges, the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) offers two undergraduate degrees: an A.B. in Environmental Studies and a Sc.B. in Environmental Science. The A.B. and Sc.B. degrees vary primarily in the number of course requirements; the Sc.B. is a more in-depth treatment of a single field. Both degrees provide interdisciplinary exposure to the natural and social sciences, as well as public policy. Both degrees also develop depth in a primary field by requiring students to select one of four tracks of study. Through a rigorous set of core courses, track requirements, and a course or project-based capstone experience, our students are primed to make meaningful contributions to environmental scholarship and outreach at local, national and global scales. Students select one of four tracks. Each track provides students with the focused course of study needed to deeply engage within a discipline or area of study. Courses meeting the requirements for the categories listed in the table below are available for each of the tracks: Air, Climate and Energy (ACE), Conservation Science and Policy (CSP), Land, Water and Food Security (LWF) and Sustainability in Development (SID). This program based on Sustainability in Development (SID).