Bachelor - Environmental Studies

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies program is designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills needed to work as professionals in environmental careers. Read on to learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies program is intended to help individuals gain an understanding of the relationship between humans and environments, including humanity's impact on the environment. Through various courses, students have the opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge they can use in finding solutions to global environmental issues. Individuals enrolled in this program will also have a chance to discuss the complexities of environmental challenges at the local, national, and global scales.

What are the Prerequisites?

If you're applying for the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies program, you should be passionate about environmental issues and have an interest in science. Though not required, you may have had experience working or volunteering for an environmental organization. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies program consists of 120 total credits, including 52 general education credits, 43 major credits, and 35 elective credits. Students who transfer credits in may not be required all of the courses listed below.

Environmental Science Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Introductory Courses
EXP 105Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202Adult Development & Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
ENV 230 Concepts of Sustainability
SCI 207 Dependence of Man on the Environment
ENV 300 Environmental Biology
ENV 345 Business & the Environment
LIB 315 The Environment & the Human Spirit
POL 310 Environmental Policies
ENG 328 Scientific & Technical Writing
ENV 322 Energy & Environmental Systems
ENV 325 Environmental Management
ENV 330 Environmental Ethics
ENV 333 Environmental Impact
GEO 308 GIS Software Application
ENV 495 Environmental Research
ENV 497 Environmental Studies Capstone

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies program is aimed at prepping students to start a career in environmental relations. You will have the opportunity to gain the scientific and sociological knowledge and skills to prepare you for a variety of careers working on environmentally related efforts.

Positions you may eligible to apply for include:

  • Land steward
  • Invasive species program coordinator
  • Park ranger
  • Environmental campaign personnel
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental restoration team member

Advanced Degrees

The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies program is designed to prepare you for entry-level careers in the field of environmental conversation, but if you would like to pursue a higher-level career, you may need additional education. Some advanced degree programs you could apply for include:

  • Master of Environmental Science
  • Master of Environmental Leadership
  • Master of Forest Science
  • Master of Environmental Management

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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