Online Bachelor of Arts in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Are you interested in exploring the most pressing environmental challenges of today? Pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Earth and environmental sciences to gain insight into the natural processes that affect our environment, how we interact with it and how it’s changing as a consequence. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for roles that address vulnerabilities in our environment and drive solutions to improve the human condition.
Next start date: 08/22/2024
Total classes: 38
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What you’ll learn as an Earth and environmental sciences major
In this program, you’ll establish an understanding of Earth as a complex system, with a focus on the environment and the physical processes that affect it. Broadly, you’ll build knowledge about the natural sciences, with an emphasis on the physical, chemical and biological processes that define the function of the Earth’s surface environment. Core areas of learning include natural resources, hazards, life, geology, soils, oceans and climate, as well as their implications for a sustainable human society.
You’ll also have the opportunity to specialize in your interest area by selecting an elective track. You can either take five elective courses in the same track or explore various topics. Available tracks include:
- Climate and environmental change.
- Environmental education.
- Environmental management.
- Environmental policy.
- Natural resources.
Who’s a good fit for this bachelor’s program?
This program is ideal if you want to learn how to sustain our planet and understand the processes that regulate Earth’s systems. You’re also a good fit if you’re motivated to find solutions to problems such as climate change, natural hazards, environmental degradation and pollution.
Upon graduation, you’ll be empowered to drive environmental improvements in local and global communities. You’ll have the skills needed to pursue careers in environmental science research, conservation management, public policy development or advocacy. This program can also be a stepping stone to graduate studies in natural and environmental sciences, science journalism, public policy and environmental management.
The jobs you can get with an environmental sciences degree
As an Earth and environmental sciences major, you’ll graduate equipped for careers ranging from environmental administration and public planning to environmental reporting and education. Additionally, increased environmental awareness has generated demand for those with science backgrounds in business and government roles. Additional career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.
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