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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Environmental studies cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, management, policy, design, and law. It challenges faculty members and students to look at the relationship between humans and their environment from new perspectives. The Environmental Studies Program is dedicated to gaining greater understanding of the natural world from an ecological perspective; devising policies and behaviors that address contemporary environmental problems; and promoting a rethinking of basic cultural premises, ways of structuring knowledge, and the root metaphors of contemporary society. The environmental studies major focus on social sciences, policy studies, the humanities, and sustainable design. It is designed for students who are interested in such areas as environmental policy, planning, ethics or philosophy, eco criticism, eco feminism, environmental justice, sustainable development, international environmental issues, or social theory and the environment. The environmental studies curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities; to build on these foundations in advanced course work in a variety of disciplines; to develop the skills necessary to study human-environment interactions; and to encourage participation in experiential learning activities that help students prepare for active participation in the work force and in local and global communities. Students should have a strong foundation in written and verbal skills. Their goals are to develop awareness of environmental issues and to develop an understanding of the nature and scope of the forces underlying environmental problems, the various approaches used to bring environmental problems to the public’s attention, and the methods and approaches used to solve these problems.