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BA in Environmental Studies

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies online degree program is an interdisciplinary program designed to give enrolled students a broad understanding of the relationship humanity has with the environment and prepare them to work in environmental careers. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies program are generally committed to improving the environment and lessening humanity's negative impact on planetary resources. Applicants to Ashford University's programs and should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies online degree program is designed for students who would like to learn about sustainability and the politics and policies surrounding environmental concerns. The curriculum covers such subjects as environmental biology, research, management, ethics, and policies. Students are also given an opportunity to examine human dependence on the environment, and the relationship between environment and the human spirit in a global context. The program is designed to prepare enrolled students for entry-level employment in environmental careers, sustainability education, or green industries.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete 52 credits in general education courses.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • ENV 230: Concepts of Sustainability (3 credits)
  • SCI 207: Dependence of Man on the Environment (4 credits)
  • ENV 300: Environmental Biology (3 credits)
  • ENV 345: Business & the Environment (3 credits)
  • LIB 315: The Environment & the Human Spirit (3 credits)
  • POL 310: Environmental Policies (3 credits)
  • ENG 328: Scientific & Technical Writing (3 credits)
  • ENV 322: Energy & Environmental Systems (3 credits)
  • ENV 325: Environmental Management (3 credits)
  • ENV 330: Environmental Ethics (3 credits)
  • GEO 308: GIS Software Application (3 credits)
  • ENV 333: Environmental Impact (3 credits)
  • ENV 495: Environmental Research (3 credits)
  • ENV 497: Environmental Studies Capstone (3 credits)

Electives

Students must complete 35 credits in elective credits.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies program who are interested in working in environmental management, design, or engineering could pursue a master's degree in those fields. Earning an advanced degree could provide students with the education and qualifications needed for a position in any of a number of specialized areas connected to environmental issues.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include:

  • Master of Environmental Science
  • Master of Science in Environmental Conservation
  • Master of Arts in Environmental Design
  • Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Arts in Green Design

Career Paths:

Ashford University 's Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies online degree program is designed to prepare enrolled students to pursue entry-level employment in environmental outreach, research, education, or assessment. Environmental studies is a broad field that presents numerous career options.

Positions that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Conservation planner
  • Ecology surveyor
  • Environmental impact analyst
  • Natural resource specialist
  • Restoration expert
  • Climate activist
  • Recycling specialist

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/