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Summer Pre-College: Environmental Science

Earn college credits this summer while surrounded by the beautiful and majestic Hudson River Valley.

COVID-19 Summer Pre-College Update

At Marist, our top priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all of our students. With that in mind, the decision has been made to adapt our Summer Pre-College 2020 program to a 3-week online experience with 8 courses from July 6 -24. This program will not be available during Summer 2020. View Summer 2020 virtual courses or check back for update courses for Summer 2021. 

Summer Pre-College: Environmental Science

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you cherish learning about natural environments? Do you like to confront important and far-ranging real-life problems by "getting your feet wet?" If so, then this course is for you! This 3-credit college-level course uses the beautiful and majestic Hudson River Valley as a natural laboratory in which you will examine natural systems, the impacts of human activities upon these systems, and how society deals with these impacts.

You will learn about these important and timeless environmental issues in classrooms and labs not only at Marist's campus on the Hudson River, but also during frequent field trips, including a visit to New York City and parts of its watershed, and a sail on the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, America's Environmental Flagship. The course, which will culminate with a student presentation of independent projects, counts toward the Core/Professional Studies Natural Science requirement at Marist.


Welcome to Marist's Summer Pre-College in Environmental Science Program

Marist College is a highly selective comprehensive liberal arts institution noted for its leadership in technology in and out of the classroom. When prospective students see Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the faculty attentiveness, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop skills, make lifelong friends, and finish ahead of the competition for their next steps.

Program goals:

  • Learn the foundations of this growing field
  • Engage in the affects of climate change
  • Learn how human population growth influences the environment
  • Examine a variety of biodiversity issues

If you're interested in the most compelling environmental challenges and opportunities of the 21st century and getting to know the Hudson Valley environment from the banks of the Marist College campus firsthand, please join us!

Earn College Credit Over the Summer

Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Upon successful completion of the Summer Pre-College Environmental Science Program, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course ENSC 101, Introduction to Environmental Issues.

Please see below for the 2020 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.

Session 2: The 2019 Session 2 programs will run July 14th - July 27th.