Program Comparison

Which degree and concentration is right for you?

Environment Studies programIn the area of Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England (AUNE) offers two different master’s degrees: An MS in Environmental Studies (with five different concentrations) and an MS in Resource Management and Conservation. Outlined below are the five concentrations of the MS in Environmental Studies degree as well as the MS in Resource Management and Conservation degree. Additionally, AUNE offers a PhD in Environmental Studies.

Degree/Concentration

Typical Student/Program Emphasis

Capstone

Environmental Studies (MS) Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability

42 credits/5 semesters

Typical Student: Recent graduates, career changers, people currently working in entry-level, temporary or seasonal environmentally related positions.

Program Emphasis: Training for public interest advocates and grassroots organizers working for ecological sustainability, social justice, and the democratic control of corporations

Capstone final project and two internships required

Environmental Studies (MS)
Conservation Biology

42 credits/5 semesters

Typical Student: Recent graduates, career changers, people currently working in entry-level, temporary or seasonal environmentally related positions.

Program Emphasis: Ecology, field work, statistics, GIS, interdisciplinary conservation issues.

Capstone options: thesis, an applied project, or a collaborative service learning initiative and two internships required

Environmental Studies (MS)
Environmental Education

42 credits/5 semesters

Typical Student: Recent graduates, career changers, people currently working in entry-level, temporary or seasonal environmentally related positions who are interested in teaching in non-formal settings (any age).

Program Emphasis: Learning science and sustainability content along with teaching/facilitation techniques and program design for non-formal settings such as non-profits, nature centers, aquaria, higher education (e.g., sustainability coordinators), farms, community-based initiatives (all ages).

Capstone final project and two internships required

Environmental Studies (MS)
Science Teacher Certification
(Life Sciences, grades 7-12 or
Middle Level Science, grades 5-8)

42 credits/5 semesters

Typical Student: Recent graduates, career changers, people currently working in entry-level, temporary or seasonal environmentally related positions who want to teach in schools either at the high school or middle school level. Read about the prerequisites for the Science Teacher Certification concentration.

Program Emphasis: Learning both science content and teaching techniques for middle and high schools.

Capstone is 6 credit full-time student teaching internship in a school.

Environmental Studies (MS)
Self Designed Studies

42 credits/5 semesters

Typical Student: Recent graduates, career changers, people currently working in entry-level, temporary or seasonal environmentally related positions.

Program Emphasis: For students whose interests are not covered in our existing programs, options could include nature and writing, conservation and communications, agriculture and community, art and environment, ecology and psychology.

Capstone and two internships required.

Environmental Studies (MS)
Sustainable Development and Climate Change

42 credits/5 semesters

Typical Student: Recent graduates, career changers, people currently working in entry-level, temporary or seasonal environmentally related positions.

Program Emphasis: Science, policy and facilitation and communication skills

Capstone final project and two internships required.

Resource Management & Conservation (MS)

30 credits/4 semesters

Typical Student: Practicing professionals who wish to improve their skills and advance their careers.

Program Emphasis: Leadership and management skills.

Collaborative capstone final project. No internship required.