Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies
Learn about our physical world, and pursue solutions to some of its biggest challenges, with the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. Environmental Studies students study the tools needed to address crucial environmental issues, including climate change, environmental justice, food access, health, natural resource consumption and sustainability.
This interdisciplinary undergraduate program, offered by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies, provides students with the theoretical and foundational knowledge, as well as the practical and hands-on, skills they need to tackle environmental challenges on a local, regional, national and global level.
Environmental Studies Major students have the unique opportunity to enact real change through creative innovation and bold strategizing. You can push speculation and ideation to action, making critical, positive progress toward the health of the environment. You’ll learn to gather, evaluate and apply scientific data to address specific areas of environmental studies. In the classroom, as well as through fieldwork and internships, you’ll be invited to ask questions, propose ideas, support theories and challenge the long-standing beliefs that often prevent long-term solutions.
In this program, you’ll refine your writing, communication and research skills, and learn how to use tools such as geographic information systems and mapping software. Your courses and research will expand your knowledge of subjects like
- environmental policies and the role of political institutions;
- environmental decision-making;
- environmental ethics and legal issues;
- health and the environment;
- natural hazards and risk assessment; and more.
Graduates are equipped to pursue master’s or doctoral degrees, or to pursue a career in a number of fields, including jobs in business, government and nonprofit sectors.