Bachelor in Environmental Studies
University of Tampa CSSME and CNHS
USD 45,878 / per year *
Earliest start date
* average cost for full-time undergraduate students for 2022-2023 academic year (fall and spring)
The Environmental Studies undergraduate degree is a broad, interdisciplinary program designed for students interested in the scientific, social, political, economic, and expressive aspects of global environmental issues. Awareness of the intersections between these issues is more apparent now than ever, particularly regarding the threat of climate change and how it affects not just the environment, but our economy, society, politics, and daily lives. This program will prepare students for professional opportunities within the various dimensions of global environmental issues, and how these issues are managed, communicated, and improved upon.
A bachelor of science, bachelor of arts, minor in environmental studies, and minor in sustainability are offered within this program.
The B.S. in Environmental Studies is ideal for students wishing to specialize in a major concentration. The curriculum for these students will focus on one of four concentrations:
- Humanity and Geography
- Natural Sciences
- Public Policy
The B.A. in Environmental Studies curriculum covers all major content areas listed above without specialization. A Minor in Environmental Studies is also offered to complement other degrees, and a Minor in Sustainability is offered to provide perspective on the long-term viability of environmental, social, and economic systems.
UT's program is unique in the Florida market in that it is the only environmental studies degree program in the state with multiple degree options, multiple concentrations within those degrees, and a focus on experiential environmental education through internships and capstone experiences. Interdisciplinary student teams work together through the capstone experience to find solutions to real-world environmental issues faced by University partners from the Tampa Bay community.
Career opportunities related to the major disciplines included in the degree program include:
- Communication: journalists, reporters, news correspondents, editors, and public relations specialists
- Humanity and Geography: geographers, public health specialists, social and community service managers, nonprofit/advocacy
- Natural Science: environmental scientists, environmental specialists, natural resource managers, nonprofit/advocacy
- Public Policy: political scientists, public administrators, lawyers, legislators, nonprofit/advocacy