Bachelor of Arts Programs in Environmental Studies

Compare 12 Bachelor of Arts Programs in Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

The Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is recognized around the world and is awarded to those who effectively complete about four years of comprehensive coursework in a given area. Many students pursue a BA to enhance career prospects, while others use it as a steppingstone for ultimately obtaining an advanced academic degree.

Just what is a BA in Environmental Studies? This rigorous degree program gives students the educational foundation necessary for successfully solving a variety of environmental, social and economic issues of relevance around the world. Common topics of study in these courses include environmental science, sustainability, the atmosphere, international development, global health, and the procurement and use of the world’s natural resources. Many Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies programs also review and enhance mathematic and scientific skills, and as such, cover topics like biology, chemistry and calculus.

A BA in Environmental Studies generally gives recipients a step up over their less-educated career competitors. Many graduates find that they are more employable and able to make more money after earning the undergraduate degree than they were prior to doing so. They are also able to begin pursuing a master’s degree in a similar field, should they choose.

Prospective students should be aware that tuition costs for obtaining a BA in Environmental Studies vary based on factors like where the course if offered, how popular it is among students, and whether it is offered online or on campus. Check with each school of interest for accurate enrollment specifics.

Students who effectively earn a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies are prepared for a wide variety of entry-level careers within the environmental studies and sciences sectors. Many go on to assume positions as sustainability coordinators, environmental monitoring technicians, social responsibility professionals or energy auditors. Others work within forestry, biology, horticulture or a similar field, while some find work related to water treatment or water quality assessment. Some graduates choose to expand their career opportunities even further and return to school in pursuit of a master’s degree.

Those interested in establishing a profitable and rewarding career related to environmental studies are encouraged to explore the many academic opportunities available globally through our comprehensive database. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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BA in Rural and Community Development

Presbyterian University College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Ghana Abetifi Akropong + 1 more

The programme provides an interdisciplinary framework for the understanding of the dynamics of rural stratification and differentiation, with concepts in Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Human Ecology, Gender Issues, Natural Resources Management, History and Political Science. [+]

BAs in Environmental Studies. Overview The programme provides an interdisciplinary framework for the understanding of the dynamics of rural stratification and differentiation, with concepts in Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Human Ecology, Gender Issues, Natural Resources Management, History and Political Science. The student will be required to undertake independent analysis of rural development issues and provide alternative strategies and policies for change. Admission Requirements WASSCE/SSSCE Applicants Credit in core English, Core Mathematics, and Integrated Science or Social Studies, and any three Elective subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or better in the WAEC SSSCE or 36 in the WASSCE. Applicants should have aggregate 24 (A-D) for SSSCE and 36 (A1 – C6) for WASSCE or better in the SSSCE/WASSCE. GBCE/ABCE Applicants Holders of GBCE Certificate must have Credit passes in five (5) subjects including Mathematics, English and Social Studies or Integrated Science in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE). In addition, the applicant must have passes in three (3) subjects; at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better in the Advance Business Certificate Examinations (ABCE). Holders of only GBCE Certificate CANNOT be admitted on the basis of that qualification alone. A LEVEL Certificate Applicants 5 Credits (including English Language, Mathematics, an Arts subject and a Science subject) in the WAEC General Certificate of Education (GCE/WASC) Ordinary Level Examination; and 3 passes at the Advanced Level of the GCE. One of the Advanced Level passes should be a grade D or better. A pass in General Paper must... [-]

BA in Geography & Environmental Studies

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (G&ES) offers a 36-credit hour major in Geography and a 42-credit hour major in Environmental Studies. Both geography and environmental studies are broad fields of study bridging the human and natural environments. [+]

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (G&ES) offers a 36-credit hour major in Geography and a 42-credit hour major in Environmental Studies. Both geography and environmental studies are broad fields of study bridging the human and natural environments. Major in Geography Geography is a practical discipline which studies the distribution and movement of people, things and ideas across the complex surface of Earth. It offers great intellectual breadth by way of integrating knowledge from many disciplines in the social and natural sciences. At the same time it focuses sharply on the spatial dimension, leaving geographers best suited to answer complex questions such as why things are where they are, where they are likely to be in the future, and where they might best be located. These skills are applied at any scale to any issue where space and location play a role. For example, one might determine where to best locate a business or how to predict or manage trade. One might study neighborhood dynamics in a chang­ing economy, or plan for urban growth and change. One might study natural hazards, resource use and distribution, or climate change; or perhaps migration, suburbanization, tourism. When location is relevant, geography plays a pivotal role. Geography is the study of space and location; it is a practical discipline which incorporates knowledge from the natural and social sciences to address problems of a spatial dimension. Geographers describe spatial patterns – where things are, where they are not, and why they are distributed that... [-]

Bachelor in Environmental Management

University of the South Pacific USP
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Fiji Suva

The School of Geography, Earth Science, and Environment (SGESE) offers the Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Management) along with other programmes, to provide an integrated understanding of the Earth, its biophysical environment and the people who inhabit it. [+]

BAs in Environmental Studies. The School of Geography, Earth Science, and Environment (SGESE) offers the Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Management) along with other programmes, to provide an integrated understanding of the Earth, its biophysical environment and the people who inhabit it. This is an exciting time for those involved in these fields. The consequences of environmental change extend to the remotest corners of the Earth and have an impact on all its inhabitants. The links between human activity and the natural environment are stronger than at any time in history. And the spatial scale has been thrust to the forefront of environmental investigation. In such a context, those with an understanding of the behaviour of the physical environment, human interaction with that environment, and the capacity to understand the operation of the global system at synoptic scales and beyond the constraints of traditional disciplines are in high demand. The location of The University of the South Pacific within the world’s greatest ocean offers a unique opportunity for work in some of the most stunning environments on Earth. The nations of the Pacific and its rim are set to dictate global destiny in the 21st century. We believe that the School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment is ideally placed to tackle the resultant economic, social and environmental issues and to answer the questions of the Pacific Century. The Bachelor of Arts - Prescribed Programme is a three-year programme comprising twenty-four courses; of which eight courses are at 100-level, eight courses... [-]

BA in Environmental Science

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

The Environmental Science and Studies major is a two-track (science and studies) interdisciplinary program rooted in the natural and social sciences and designed to provide students with an understanding and application of the integration of multiple disciplines in solving complex problems arising at the interface of human existence with the rest of the natural world. [+]

The Environmental Science and Studies major is a two-track (science and studies) interdisciplinary program rooted in the natural and social sciences and designed to provide students with an understanding and application of the integration of multiple disciplines in solving complex problems arising at the interface of human existence with the rest of the natural world. Environmental Science and Studies Majors are prepared to enter careers in fields such as conservation of natural resources, environmental science, environmental law, renewable energies, urban planning and environmental policy. Students engage in interactive seminars, either conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member or participate in an appropriate internship and are encouraged to take advantage of field biology May Term courses. A minor in environmental studies is also available. Requirements Core plus 10 course credits: BI 151 Biology I: Ecosystems, Cells, and Evolution BI 152 Biology II: Phylogeny, Structure, and Function BI 209 Ecology BI 211 Genetics BI 455 Methods of Biological Research BI 456 Student-Originated Research CH 114 Principles of Chemistry II CH 190 Environmental Chemistry CH 205 Introductory Organic Chemistry or CH 217 Analytical Chemistry One course credit from: BA 418 Sustainable Economics and Finance or EC 418 Sustainable Economics and Finance EC 118 Principles of Microeconomics EC 295 Special Topics (Only topics approved by EPC.) One field biology course credit from: BI 206 Ecology of Guyana I and BI 216 Ecology of Guyana II BI 207 Vertebrate Ecology of the Prairie BI 208 Island Ecology BI 295 Special Topics (Only... [-]

BA Geography, Planning & Environment

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

If you are interested in both the built and natural environment, and how human actions affect the environment, a degree in Planning, Geography & Environment offers you a unique opportunity to further your interests. [+]

BAs in Environmental Studies. BA Geography, Planning & Environment Course Information BA (Hons) (NFQ Level 8) Full Time - Undergraduate Studies CAO Code: DN514 CAO Points Range 2015: 370 - 445 Length of Course: 3 Years (+1 Master's programme) Average Intake: 25 Leaving Certificate: You must obtain a minimum of Grade H5 in two subjects and a minimum of Grade O6/H7 in the remaining four subjects. Why is this course for me? If you are interested in both the built and natural environment, and how human actions affect the environment, a degree in Planning, Geography & Environment offers you a unique opportunity to further your interests. The degree integrates subjects that will deepen and broaden your understanding of environmental, social and economic issues, and set these in a practical policy context. A degree in Planning, Geography & Environment provides you with strong analytical skills, as well as the ability to think critically about urban and rural development and environmental issues. This degree provides the first steps to pursuing a career as a professional planner, urban designer or environmental policy expert. Key Fact: The degree is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). In order to gain full recognition by the RTPI you must complete an accredited one-year specialist master’s degree in planning. Career & Graduate Study Opportunities The final step towards your career as a planner is to complete a one-year specialist master’s in planning in UCD: the Master of Regional & Urban Planning, the MSC in Urban Design... [-]

Environmental Studies

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies provides an integrated foundation in both the social-political-cultural and the scientific-technical areas. [+]

Environmental Studies Climate change. Loss of biodiversity. The search for sustainability. The Department of Environmental Studies recognizes that the issues facing the future of our planet involves an interplay of technology, culture, economics and politics. That’s why our program takes an interdisciplinary approach. We give you a solid grounding in the natural and social sciences and then allow you to focus on the areas you wish to pursue. And you’ll have opportunities to participate in extensive research here on the shores of Long Island or abroad in Greece or Australia. The Department of Environmental Studies offers the following programs: B.A. in Environmental Studies Minors in Environmental Studies and Forensic Anthropology M.S. in Environmental Studies B.A. in Environmental Studies The curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies provides an integrated foundation in both the social-political-cultural and the scientific-technical areas. An environmental studies degree prepares students for a host of professions, for graduate work in environmental studies or the environmental sciences, or for a lifetime of environmentally aware citizenship. [-]

Anthropology

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

Anthropology is the study of human beings from their biological origins to their learned cultures and behaviors. A social science that bridges the natural sciences with the arts and humanities, our anthropology major will provide you with a broad and substantive liberal arts education. [+]

BAs in Environmental Studies. Anthropology Anthropology is the study of human beings from their biological origins to their learned cultures and behaviors. A social science that bridges the natural sciences with the arts and humanities, our anthropology major will provide you with a broad and substantive liberal arts education. Through our univeristy’s anthropology program, you will gain practical experience in research, written and oral communication, and analytical thinking skills as well as an appreciation for the complexity of human experience through time. You will understand the pressing issues that face our global community and graduate with highly marketable skill sets, as demonstrated by our alumni, who are successfully employed in a wide range of occupations. Our graduates have also received admission to prestigious graduate schools. The anthropology major offers subfields in cultural and medical anthropology, physical/forensic anthropology and archaeology. The Department of Anthropology offers the following programs: B.A. in Anthropology B.A. in Anthropology with Environmental Concentration Minor in Anthropology or Forensic Anthropology B.A. in Anthropology Study the history of human experience with the B.A. in Anthropology program. The Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology provides a comprehensive education that focuses on the principal methods used in anthropology today. You can pursue three of the major subfields at Adelphi—cultural anthropology, archaeology and physical/forensic anthropology—as well as take advantage of the abundant research opportunities and fieldwork under the direction of our renowned faculty. The B.A. in Anthropology also offers a concentration in environmental anthropology that integrates anthropology with many of the key perspectives... [-]

BA in Biology

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

The Wartburg Biology Department prepares students for a wide variety of careers, including health professions, research, teaching, biotechnology, and fields involving global and environmental issues. We teach what science is, not just the knowledge it has produced, with inquiry-based learning. [+]

A degree in biology from Wartburg College is well-recognized around the nation. The Wartburg Biology Department prepares students for a wide variety of careers, including health professions, research, teaching, biotechnology, and fields involving global and environmental issues. We teach what science is, not just the knowledge it has produced, with inquiry-based learning. While the curriculum of the biology department is rigorous, students also gain an appreciation of how studying biology can be fun, exciting and rewarding. The success of the biology program is grounded in its inquiry-based emphasis where students facilitate their learning by experiencing science rather than merely reading about it. The Academic Experience Incredible opportunities are available for both on-campus and off-campus research experience in biology. Hands-on projects are an integral part of the courses throughout your four years. Most biology majors conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member and participate in May Term field experiences. A Challenge That’s Rewarding Small-college environment with more personal attention and greater opportunities to excel without the pressure of impersonal large classes. Wartburg faculty teach ALL classes, unlike larger colleges and universities Advantages of the Wartburg Biology Department Program 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio Broad liberal arts education with emphasis on academic excellence (Alpha Chi & TriBeta honoraries) A small-college environment, more personal attention, and greater opportunities to excel without the pressure and impersonal nature of large classes A caring and highly qualified faculty All faculty have earned doctorate (ten more in math/computer science/physics) Numerous opportunities for on- and off-campus individual... [-]

BA or BS Biology

University of Denver
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Denver

The Department of Biological Sciences offers four distinct life sciences majors provided by a nationally recognized faculty that excels in teaching and research. Many faculty members have received University wide recognition for outstanding teaching. [+]

BAs in Environmental Studies. BA or BS Biology The Department of Biological Sciences offers four distinct life sciences majors provided by a nationally recognized faculty that excels in teaching and research. Many faculty members have received University wide recognition for outstanding teaching. Research programs are funded by grants from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. The department has three excellent teaching and research facilities. F.W. Olin Hall is a state-of-the-art facility for lectures and laboratories. Faculty offices and research labs are located across the science quad from Olin Hall in the Seeley G. Mudd building, which has teaching laboratories for advanced technique courses in molecular biology, cell biology and microbiology. Field-oriented courses are offered at the Mount Evans Field Station. The up-to-date and highly integrated curriculum provides a sound foundation in molecular, cellular, developmental, organismal, ecological and environmental biology. Curriculum prepares students for futures in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, graduate programs in the life sciences, graduate programs in health-related fields like physical therapy or physician assistant programs, ecology, environmental science, conservation biology and science education at the secondary school level. PROGRAMS OF STUDY IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES The department offers majors in the following areas: biological sciences, molecular biology, ecology and biodiversity, and integrated sciences. [-]

BA (Hons) Environmental Social Sciences

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

We give you the unique opportunity to explore environmental issues from both social sciences and humanitities perspectives. [+]

We give you the unique opportunity to explore environmental issues from both social sciences and humanitities perspectives. Although there are key introductions to the sciences of conservation in this programme its focus is deliberately designed to equip students with understanding and skills in relation to the social, political, economic, legal and community aspects of conservation. In addition to gaining an overview of social science perspectives, you can choose introductory modules from a range of social science disciplines, including social anthropology, ethnobiology, sociology, economics or philosophy. You also have the opportunity to gain practical skills – for example, in biodiversity monitoring - and to carry out an independent research project. Year in Professional Practice Our new four year courses in professional practice offer students the opportunity to spend a minimum of 24 weeks on placement at one or more organisations whose work is relevant to your degree programme. During the placement you will work under the direction of a designated line manager within the host organisation, with additional support from the University via a named member of academic staff. You will be working on one or more tasks that are agreed in advance, for example you may contribute to a management plan, a policy report, a consultation process, a piece of applied research, or development of a set of educational materials. [-]

BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

Students who are interested in the environment and the issues at its crux will enjoy the pursuit of this degree. Crucial issues of sustainability, diversity, and change are interwoven through the program. A language proficiency requirement bolsters understanding beyond English-speaking perspectives. [+]

BAs in Environmental Studies. Available Emphasis Areas: Global Sustainability - Emphasis Southwest Environments and Biocultural Diversity - Emphasis Students who are interested in the environment and the issues at its crux will enjoy the pursuit of this degree. Crucial issues of sustainability, diversity, and change are interwoven through the program. A language proficiency requirement bolsters understanding beyond English-speaking perspectives. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Sustainability Studies? Issues of sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental justice, biodiversity, and increasing demand for finite food, water, and energy resources become more critical every day. To better understand-and improve-our relationship with the natural world, consider the environmental studies program at Northern Arizona University. Here, you will study ecosystems and the ways humans interact with them using the perspectives of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. You will work extensively with full-time professors who have practical experience in the environmental sciences and sustainability. You'll have many opportunities for field study and research; our faculty members include undergraduate students in all research projects, and you will be required to complete an undergraduate research project or internship. You will learn how to develop solutions for these issues and prepare for a career in research, industry, education, government, or public service. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Sustainability coordinator Conservation biology Community-supported agriculture Environmental education and communication Resource management, assessment, and protection Air, water, and soil quality monitoring Renewable energy design and construction With further education, one of... [-]

Bachelor in Integrated Sciences

Wheelock College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Boston

The Bachelor of Arts in The Integrated Sciences Major provides an interdisciplinary grounding in key mathematics and science concepts with the flexibility to pursue a specific area of interest. Today, the world is faced with complex scientific issues that rely on interdisciplinary and collaborative solutions. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Sciences Major provides an interdisciplinary grounding in key mathematics and science concepts with the flexibility to pursue a specific area of interest. Today, the world is faced with complex scientific issues that rely on interdisciplinary and collaborative solutions. Students gain specific but integrated knowledge of the sciences by engaged study in a range of courses-including biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental studies-as well as mathematics. Once students have established a broad base in the life, physical, and earth sciences, they have the flexibility to then focus on a specific area in their junior and senior years. The major culminates with a capstone experience as well as a field study, internship, or independent study. This major features an inquiry-based approach that will improve your capacity to solve problems, to justify your reasoning, and to communicate that reasoning to others. Students will understand what the process of science is as well as gain an appreciation of the ethical, political, and social contexts in which science is done. You will have opportunities for field trips, internships, leadership, research, and community service that enhance the classroom experience. Program Options While this major can be standalone, it is recommended that it is combined with other Arts and Science majors and minors. Sample Courses Probability and Statistics Biology of Reproduction Environmental Impacts Human Physiology Investigating Green Energy Natural Disasters Calculus Human Diseases Skills You'll Learn Confident, creative, and collaborative problem solving Constructing sound mathematical and scientific arguments Applying math and science... [-]