Get your B.A. in Environmental Studies

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About the Major

Are you interested in the environment from a social science and policy perspective? Obtain a degree that provides exciting career opportunities, takes advantage of world-class UA expertise in the environmental social sciences, and prepares you to live and work as an environmentally informed professional and citizen.

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Understand human dimensions of environmental issues

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Analyze environmental and natural resources policy

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Learn causes and effects of regional and global environmental change


You will gain skills that enhance your own quality of life and prepare you for careers in the private sector, government, or education that focus on environmental quality.

  • Science policy analyst
  • Sustainability specialist
  • Environmental economist
  • Environmental journalist
  • Park ranger
  • Environmental lobbyist


Distinguished faculty teach courses on water, land use, food, energy, the built environment, environmental history, gender and the environment, and climate-related issues in both urban and rural contexts.

Sample courses include:

  • EVS 260: Environmental Studies: Ideas and Institutions
  • GEOG 256: Sustainable Cities
  • GEOG 230: Our Changing Climate
  • GEOG 416C: Urban Geographic Information Systems
  • AREC 473: Energy Markets and Environmental Economics

Ready to learn more?

Get in touch with an SBS advisor:

Laura Owen

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