The Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree with a basic background in mathematics, science, social sciences, and environmental policy.
The degree differs from science and engineering degrees because of its focus on communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.
The environmental studies program provides an excellent preparation for law school, for graduate school in public policy, the social sciences, the humanities, and for jobs with environmental organizations, governmental agencies, and industry.
Students wishing more depth in environmental science or engineering should (1) consider a B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental and Occupational Health, Geophysics, or Geosciences, either alone or in combination with a B.A. in Environmental Studies as a double major, or (2) consider combining a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, or Geographic Information Systems.