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Environmental and Sustainability Studies

University of Kentucky

B.A. On Campus
48 months
Duration
31500 USD/year
31500 USD/year
12484 USD/year
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About

The Environmental and Sustainability Studies program at the University of Kentucky draws insights from the humanities and the social and natural sciences to provide students with interdisciplinary critical thinking skills. 

Overview

Environmental & Sustainability Studies (ENS) is an interdisciplinary field that examines the social and environmental understandings, causes, consequences, and policy responses to important environmental issues taking place around the world such as global climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss. 

Students in the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program at the University of Kentucky will have a better understanding of contemporary environmental problems, policies, and solutions. This important major provides students with the capacity to not only understand, but also affect positive changes for environmental sustainability.

Careers

The program will provide students with a broad liberal-arts education in environmental studies within the context of sustainability. The program was designed to be compatible with other disciplinary subjects so students can double major or minor with the ENS B.A. 

Students will obtain the fundamental knowledge required to understand the relationships that exist between the environment and society, important and pressing environmental problems facing the world today, and better solutions for addressing those issues. 

The program will develop the critical thinking, communication, and independent study skills necessary for students to pursue careers in environmental sustainability. 

These include policy work at city, state, federal and international environmental agencies, sustainable business, education and law (with appropriate training), non-governmental organizations, and many more depending on the students’ interests.

Career opportunities:

  • Environmental non-profit organization
  • State, federal, and international research foundations
  • Corporate Social responsibility/sustainability professionals
  • Natural sciences managers
  • Sustainability consultancies and management Environmental and sustainability journalists
  • Environmental justice advocates
  • Environmental scientists
  • Environmental economist
  • Parks and recreation management
  • Green building professionals
  • Sustainable agriculture specialists
  • Green economy and climate change experts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies: Natural Science and Policy
  • Environmental Writing
  • Special Topics
  • Environmental Ethics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission for freshman applicants is based on a holistic review including high school grades, national college admission test results (if submitted), successful completion of the pre-college curriculum and essay. Some colleges and programs at UK require an admission process separate from general undergraduate admission to the University. These selective admission majors and programs may require some combination of the following:

    • Standardized test scores and/or higher GPAs than those required for general admission, including meeting the minimum Kentucky statewide academic readiness requirements for Reading, Writing and Math.
    • A separate application after being admitted for general admission
    • A portfolio of past work related to the requested field
    • On-campus or video interviews 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12484 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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