Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary B.A. degree program that examines interactions of human society and nature through approaches of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Courses introduce foundation principles of ecology and environmental science in relation to issues of policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, and natural resources management. Two degree concentrations are designed to prepare students for a broad field of environmental career pathways: Environmental Sustainability and Environmental Systems. Upon successful completion of the Environmental Studies B.A. degree program, students who want further training may go to graduate school in the natural sciences, public administration, planning, environmental law, environmental health, or education.
For more information on degree requirements please visit Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies Bulletin.
Bachelor of Arts in Geography
Geography is concerned with the spatial variations and interrelationships between the natural and cultural features of the earth. Geographers study the earth primarily as the home of humans. As an approach to knowledge, geography forms an interdisciplinary bridge between the physical and cultural worlds, examining both humans and their environment. As a synthesizing discipline, geography is an especially attractive major for liberal arts and science students. Its body of theory and methodologies provides an analytic technique applicable to a wide range of questions. For students planning to end their formal education with a bachelor's degree, it also provides both the regional and world perspective required of responsible citizens. For the same reasons, geography is especially valuable for those who plan to do graduate work. Geography offers job opportunities in teaching, business, government, armed forces, conservation and water resources, planning and market research, geographic information systems (GIS) and international organizations.
For more information on degree requirements please visit Bachelor of Arts in Geography Bulletin.
Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies
The Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies promotes an understanding of globalization and its impact on human and physical landscapes. Geography serves as the foundational disciplinary lens through which globalization is studied and other disciplinary perspectives supplement this greater understanding of the global system. As globalization has (re)created the spaces and places of the world, it is vital for students to understand the spatial dimension of globalization and its impact on individuals and communities around the world. Students will gain a better understanding how the social, political and economic realms of human life have been impacted by globalization. The program also explores how the interaction between the environment and humans has been and continues to be impacted by globalization.
For more information on degree requirements please visit Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies Bulletin.