BA Environmental and Sustainability Studies

The BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies focuses upon Environmental Citizenship. Our graduates understand the ecological underpinnings of environmental issues but focus upon the social and humanistic aspects of environmental challenges, such as ethics, policy, Indigenous perspectives, gender and environmental justice among others.

Sustainable approaches are learnt through courses in policy, law, environmental assessment and carbon and energy management. A toolbox of employable skills is developed through work in GIS, cartography, communication and public engagement techniques.  

Students must complete the common degree requirements, the requirements of the area of specialization and election credit hours in any subject necessary to ensure completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours, including any additional credits necessary to meet the Academic Breadth requirement of the University (see Academic Regulation 15).

The minimum requirement for completion of this degree is 120 credit hours.


Areas of Specialization

Four areas of specialization allow students to study in an area they are interested in: Global Environmental Studies, Communities and Environmental Citizenship, Natural Resources Management, and Indigenous Perspectives.

Global Environmental Studies

For those interested in global scale or international issues and possibly working abroad.

Communities and Environmental Citizenship

For those interested in working with communities, local governments and non-profits.

Natural Resources Management 

For those wanting to bring the social sciences to bear on management of our natural resources.

Indigenous Perspectives

For those wishing to work in collaboration with Indigenous peoples or assist governments in building relationships with Indigenous peoples.