Science & Mathematics

Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Explore human impact on our planet.

Concerned about our planet? Wondering what role you can play in creating a sustainable future? As an Environmental Studies major, you’ll use multiple approaches to understand the complex interaction between humans and the environment.

Develop a broad and deep understanding of our dependencies on the natural world, and the pressing environmental challenges facing us and future generations. Investigate creative solutions to environmental problems. Learn how to connect research concepts to issues of social concern, such as global warming. You’ll gain the professional skills for a future in law, policy, education, business and more.

Gain a firsthand appreciation for the natural world and the systems that support it. Develop an understanding of the complexity of human-environment interactions, and of our dependency on the earth in the rapidly changing 21st century.

You’ll also examine the social-justice aspects of environmental problems such as air and water pollution. Learn how the government works, how to lobby for change, and how to organize grassroots efforts. Take action and build support for laws that protect fragile ecosystems and vulnerable populations.

Master the research and critical thinking skills that are in high demand today. Learn to examine issues through the lenses of social sciences, humanities, policy, business management, psychology, health, fine arts, and more. Internships throughout Greater Boston prepare you for a career in new and evolving fields, such as environmental education, policy, law, journalism, and nonprofit work. And as a result of being required to pair the Environmental Studies major with a related double major or minor, you'll strengthen your ability to apply an environmental perspective to any career path you choose.

 

cemetery tombs and plants

Mount Auburn Cemetery Collaboration

This biodiversity study contributes to the growing knowledge of how humans and urban ecosystems interact with each other. "With 80 percent of the world’s population currently living in urban areas, places like Mt. Auburn allow us to learn more about sustaining a healthy ecosystem for both people and wildlife,” says professor Dave Morimoto.

Outcomes
Here’s a taste of what you’ll do in our Environmental Studies program:
Internships
Where Students Intern
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Where Graduates Work

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Program Cost Description
Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
Environmental Studies
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
  • Fees
    Health Service Fee
    $800
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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