Which Schools Offer Environmental Studies Degree Programs Online?

Environmental studies is a field that covers environmental issues as well as environmental management. Read on to learn about two options that will allow you to get your associate's degree online. Schools offering Environmental Science degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

An Overview of Online Environmental Studies Programs

Like an on-campus degree, an online environmental studies program will teach you not just about the environment, but also how mankind affects the environment. You'll also learn to use the analytical tools that can help you make decisions related to conservation. Online associate's degree programs include core studies in math, science and English to give you a well-rounded educational foundation. Read some examples of schools with these programs below.

Important Facts About Online Environmental Studies Programs

Prerequisites High school diploma or GED equivalent
Degrees Associate of Science (A.S.); Bachelor of Arts (B.A.); Bachelor of Science (B.S.); Master of Science (M.S.)
Concentrations Toxicology & Hazard Control, Sustainability
Possible Careers Wildlife Biologist, Environmental Planner, Forest Ranger

Ashford University Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies

This online program is heavily focused on local and global issues that affect the environment. The program consists of 120 credits, with one-third coming from courses related to the major and one-fourth being dedicated to electives that allow students to study an area of their choosing. Students will explore subjects such as the following:

  • Biology and ecology
  • Environmental regulations and laws
  • Environmental ethics
  • Energy Production

Columbia College Associate in Science in Environmental Studies

Columbia College, located in Columbia, Missouri, offers an online A.S. degree in environmental studies. In this program, you'll approach environmental studies from a broader perspective. You'll learn about the environment in politics, law, literature and history. You'll need to complete a general education core, which encompasses speech, English composition, American government, geography and pre-calculus.

Core courses directly related to environmental studies will teach you environmental issues as seen through modern literature. You'll also take basic physical and environmental science courses. History classes cover such topics as the ecology of Native Americans. Along with your core courses, you'll have the opportunity to choose from electives covering such topics as these:

  • Atmospheric science studies
  • Natural hazards and disasters
  • Political responses to environmental issues
  • Evolution and biodiversity

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