Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

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Begin your career in environmental planning, communications or education with our B.A. in Environmental Studies.

Our B.A. in Environmental Studies emphasizes the political, economic, and sociological aspects of environmental issues. Environmental studies students need sufficient natural science background to understand the consequences of human impact on the natural world, and sufficient social science background to develop and implement effective policy solutions. This is an integrated studies degree with a strong international dimension, including intermediate competency in foreign language. Because it draws more extensively from economics, sociology, political science, and global languages and cultures, the B.A. degree is more appropriate for students intending graduate study and careers in sustainability, environmental planning, international development, environmental communications, and environmental education.

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The Department of Environmental Studies provides the first undergraduate program in environmental studies in Louisville, leads campus-wide initiatives in environmental sustainability, provides a home ... Read More

The Department of Environmental Studies provides the first undergraduate program in environmental studies in Louisville, leads campus-wide initiatives in environmental sustainability, provides a home for faculty research in environmental science and land use planning, and directs the new Bellarmine University Farm. Recent growth in green business ventures and environmentally sustainable practices suggest that future economic opportunities—for both individuals and cities—will be heavily influenced by environmental concerns. The department’s formation is the realization of Bellarmine’s commitment to educate students for the 21st century, as well as its mission to enhance the intellectual, social, and environmental quality of life in the region. Read less