Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Head this way for a green career

The Environmental Studies major is designed to provide students with necessary experience and preparation for a career in the “green sector,” which ranges from wildlife and game management to environmental policy, law, and advocacy, alternative energy and fuels, forestry, agriculture, and sustainably studies. As the “green sector” is one of the fastest-growing components of the modern job market, the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies major will involve and prepare students with a strong interest in the environmental sectors of society. Students intending to work in the environmental sector immediately following graduation or those bound for professional engagement in the environment, law, green business or industry, wildlife, or public policy are ideal candidates for this major.

Main Campus: Historical Misenheimer

The undergraduate environmental studies degree program, in the division of arts and sciences, is available at our Misenheimer campus.

Environmental Studies Degree Requirements (52 SH)

Core Courses (28 SH)

  • ENSC 160 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • ENSC 330 Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  • ENSC 340 Reconciliation Ecology 
  • SOCI 201 Intro to Sociology
  • SOCI 204 Social Problems
  • STEM 381 Research
  • 8 hours of Natural Science Electives

Required Electives (18 SH)

To improve understanding of environmental regulation, take 1 of these: 

  • BMAL 251 Business Law  
  • CRIM 202 Introduction to Criminal Justice       
  • PLSC 225 Introduction to Law 
  • PLSC 307 Law and Society 

To improve understanding of global connections and relationships, take 1 of the following: 

  • COMM 311 Intercultural Communication 
  • COMM 355 Diversity Issues in a Global Context  
  • ECON 310 Economic Development 
  • ECON 326 Comparative Economic Systems 
  • ECON 327 The U.S. in the Global Economy 
  • HSTY 299 Topics in Global History:  Environment 
  • PLSC 203 World Politics 
  • PLSC 230 Global Crisis

To improve understanding of our consumer-driven society, take 1 of these: 

  • BMAL 241 Principles of Marketing      
  • BMAL 342 Advertising and Sales 
  • BMAL 344 Consumer Behavior              
  • ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics   
  • PSYC 315 Psychology of Persuasion

To improve communication skills, take 1 of these: 

  • COMM 200 Public Speaking 
  • COMM 206 Media Writing 
  • COMM 209 Introduction to Video Production 
  • COMM 345 Business Communication 
  • COMM 426 Visual Rhetoric 
  • COMP 381 Web Page Design and Development

To improve analytical and critical thinking skills, take 1 of these:

  • BMAL 301 Ethics Issues in Leadership 
  • COMM 414 Conflict Mediation 
  • COMM 421 Communication Ethics 
  • CRIM 220 Ethics in Criminal Justice   
  • RAPT 200R Philosophy for Theology and Ethics 
  • RAPT 202R Philosophical and Christian Ethics

To improve quantitative reasoning, take 1 of these:

  • BMAL 311 Business Statistics I 
  • PSYC 222 Statistics and Data Analysis

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