Online Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Studies
Dr. Adam Selhorst is the Chair of the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies program in Ashford University's College of Liberal Arts. He holds his BA from Kenyon College in Biology, his MA from The Ohio State University in Public Policy and Management, and an MS and PhD in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University. Read his full bio.
Integrate your education with global responsibility. With your Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies degree earned online from Ashford University, you demonstrate your understanding of complex cultural, social, and environmental issues at levels both local and global.
The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary degree between science, social science, and the humanities. In this curriculum, you will learn in detail how human civilization interacts with our natural surroundings, our deep impact on nature, and possible solutions to environmental problems. Your courses cover such subjects as ecology, biology, ethics, public policy, and energy production.
An increasing sense of global urgency has created a demand for environmental experts. You may choose to enter one of the areas of business or industry for which your degree has prepared you, or to pursue careers with local, state, or federal government. Just a few of the many professional careers that often begin with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies include:
- Conservation Planner
- Environmental Impact Analyst
- Natural Resource Specialist
- Restoration Expert
- Climate Activist
- Fish and Game Warden or Officer
- Park Ranger
- Environmental Soil or Water Technician
- Environmental Regulator or Inspector
- Recycling and Reclamation Worker
- Graduate Research or Teaching Assistant
- Environmental Policy Analyst
- Environmental Consultant
Special Terms and Conditions
Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state.
Your courses in this Bachelor of Arts degree program are taught by advance-degreed instructors with real-world experience in the subjects they teach. In addition, you can transfer up to 90 approved credits toward your Bachelor's degree and accelerate your degree completion.
If this program fits your personal and professional goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.