If you are having any difficulty using this website, please contact the Help Desk at Help@nullHofstra.edu or 516-463-7777 or Student Access Services at SAS@nullhofstra.edu or 516-463-7075. Please identify the webpage address or URL and the specific problems you have encountered and we will address the issue.

 

Undergraduate Programs in Urban Ecology

Hofstra’s BA and BS in 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.

  • BA in Urban Ecology is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of this field and a strong liberal arts foundation. The BA degree is appropriate for students whose interests in urban ecology are more focused on the social and political aspects of the field and less on the science. It is also a good choice for students planning to pursue graduate studies in another area, such as education, geography, global studies, law, political science or engineering. The BA requires a minimum of 36 semester hours in biology.
  • 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.
  • BA/MA Dual Degree in Urban Ecology
    This dual bachelor’s and master’s degree may be completed in five years, including at least one summer session. Students could then continue graduate work for Ph.D. and/or pursue careers as:

    Biodiversity Educator
    College Professor
    Community Health and Urban Designer
    Education and Outreach Coordinator
    Endangered Species Project Biologist
    Government Employee (ie. EPA, DEC)
    In-School Education Program Director
    K-12 Teacher

    Museum Employee (outreach, exhibits)
    Parks and Green Space Planner/Designer/Manager
    Researcher
    Research Assistant or Associate
    Urban Farming Specialist
    Urban Planner

  • BS/MS Dual Degree in Urban Ecology
    This dual bachelor’s and master’s degree may be completed in five years, including at least one summer session. Students could then continue graduate work for Ph.D. and/or pursue careers as:

    Air and Water Quality Manager
    Biodiversity Educator
    College Professor
    Community Garden Coordinator
    Community Health and Urban Designer
    Education and Outreach Coordinator
    Endangered Species Project Biologist
    Environmental Consultant
    Environmental Educator
    Environmental Policy Planner
    Environmental Scientist
    Field Biologist
    Fire Ecology Specialist
    Fish and Wildlife Biologist
    Government Employee (ie. EPA, DEC)

    Hazardous Waste Manager
    Hydrology Technician
    In-School Education Program Director
    K-12 Teacher
    Land and Water Conservationist
    Museum Employee (outreach, exhibits)
    Parks and Green Space Planner/Designer/Manager
    Researcher
    Research Assistant or Associate
    Staff Scientist
    Urban Wildlife Manager
    Urban Farming Specialist
    Urban Forester
    Urban Planner