Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies
Welcome to Environmental Studies!
This part of the website gives you some of the “nuts and bolts” types of information that will help ensure your success in the program. Herein you will find necessary information on programmatic requirements, more detailed information on the field experience, sample course schedules, and other useful information to help you better navigate through the program. There are also a few career resource links and professional society links to get you started in the right direction once you near completion of the program. We are committed to providing you with a meaningful interdisciplinary education that will serve you well in the future. We encourage you to optimize your experience within the program by taking advantage of directed research opportunities, internships, advertised colloquia, study abroad, and meeting with your advisor for advice on course selections.
Delphis Levia, Ph.D.
Director of Environmental Science and Environmental Studies Programs
The BA in Environmental Studies (ENVR) assists students in gaining a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the environment and environmental systems, the impact of humans on the environment and environmental impacts on humans, the importance of environmental understanding when making economic, political and other policy choices.
The goal is to give students in the program a broad-based, interdisciplinary introduction to environmental policies and issues; the common analytical tools needed to explore them in depth through their specific concentration areas; and the ability to integrate and synthesize information from a multidisciplinary perspective in oral and written format through a capstone course.
The BA in Environmental Studies program’s foundation courses are in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences with a focus in understanding the environmental field. This, along with their specific concentration area, allows students in connecting science and society and balancing the needs of humans and other inhabitants with the needs to conserve the earth’s precious resources while developing strategies, policies and approaches to solve environmental issues and reduce environmental impact.
There are 4 concentrations in Environmental Studies:
- International Environmental Politics and Policy;
- Environmental Law, Policy and Politics;
- Environmental Economics and Resource Policy;
- Environment, Society and Sustainability
Careers in Environmental Studies
Field Experience in Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies Sample Schedule
Program Requirements for BA in Environmental Studies
Advisors by Concentraton