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Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

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. 

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What you will learn

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. Upon completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies degree program, you will be able to:

  • Analyze environmental issues and solutions;
  • Evaluate the impacts of culture, diversity, ethics, history, law, policy, society, and technology on global environmental issues;
  • Explain environmental issues and solutions in a scientific manner;
  • Apply interdisciplinary knowledge to topics in environmental studies and sciences;
  • Synthesize the complex relationship between humans and the environment; and
  • Analyze the relationship between environmental studies and stewardship.

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Your Courses in Environmental Studies

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.

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.

Major Course Requirements (43 credits)

BA in Environmental Studies

Discover the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. In this video, Program Chair of the BA in Environmental Studies, Dr. Barbara Zorn-Arnold explains what you can expect to learn during the degree program and how it will prepare you for a rewarding career in environmental studies.

Careers in Environmental Studies

An increasing sense of global urgency has created a demand for environmental experts. Take a look at your potential career options.

Environmental Studies Careers

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Are you currently a licensed RN?

This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.