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Northeastern Illinois University B.A. in Environmental Studies
Northeastern Illinois University

B.A. in Environmental Studies

Chicago, USA

4 Years

English

Full time

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USD 17,312 / per semester *

On-Campus

* resident tuition 12 credit hours per semester: $412.20/credit hour. Non-resident tuition 12 credit hours per semester: $824.40/credit hour. Additional fees may apply

Introduction

B.A. in Environmental Studies majors focus on one of two areas: environmental interpretation/education or environmental planning/management. Students are expected to develop:

  • Knowledge drawn from the natural sciences concerning structure, function, and effect of change in ecosystems; from the social sciences concerning factors that affect natural systems such as population pressures, pollution, resource utilization, and depletion; from the humanities concerning the relationships of ethics and values to environmental attitudes and behaviors
  • Knowledge of interrelationships involving economics, politics, and perceptions in environmental decision making
  • Knowledge related to causes of environmental deterioration and constructive efforts to deal with environmental problems

Program Benefits

Graduates develop:

  • The ability to acquire information through field observations, interviews, and surveys, as well as from maps, aerial photographs, and satellite imagery
  • The ability to prepare effective presentations
  • The ability to apply relevant theoretical perspectives to actual environmental problems

Minors

  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • Geographic Information Science

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