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Bachelor On Campus

Environmental and Sustainability Studies

University of Utah

48 months
Duration
25284 USD/year
25284 USD/year
8042 USD/year
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About

If you are passionate about environmental issues and society’s responsibilities to engineer sustainable solutions, consider a career in Environmental and Sustainability Studies at the University of Utah.

Overview

The Environmental and Sustainability Studies major at the University of Utah is a STEM interdisciplinary program that offers students an opportunity to consider human-nature relationships across time and culture and at varied levels of environmental scale. Students explore the relationship between humans and nature from the perspectives of the natural sciences, the social and health sciences, and the humanities and fine arts. The ENVST curriculum includes courses in earth systems and social science, with an emphasis on human impact on the environment, policy making, ethics, community engagement, and sustainability; required internship and capstone courses further enforce these broad ENVST topics. The U’s program strives to foster an understanding of ecological systems and the consequences of human-environment interactions: through systemic analysis, peer learning, and community engagement, you will learn the importance of social responsibility, leadership, and having a science-based focus on solutions and integrated problem solving. Students can also complete one of the following emphases:

  • Air, Water, and Health (BA/BS)
  • Climate and Energy (BA/BS)
  • Ecological Literacy and Social Change (BA/BS)
  • Food Systems and Community Resilience (BA/BS)
  • Land Management, Conservation, and Place (BA/BS)

The Student Experience

A student internship is required for ENVST majors as part of experiential learning allowing students to engage in service as well as propose plans for change - even getting grant funding. For additional degree enrichment, consider completing an undergraduate research project or the Faculty-Led Learning Abroad opportunity. Have an idea for a sustainable system or solution? Present it at the Alta Sustainability Leadership Awards. If you want to network and meet fellow ENVST students, join one of the department clubs: the Edible Campus Gardens and ASUU Sustainability Board all offer excellent involvement opportunities.

Career Opportunities

Studying ENVST will prepare you for careers in activism (as a lobbyist against environmental degradation), business (as an environmental consultant), education, nonprofit (as a program manager), and the government (as a member of the EPA). Graduates of the program have found work as adjudication specialists, consultants, botanists, renewability coordinators, and technical writers. If you want to go to graduate school, programs and eventual work in the fields of environmental and other sciences, business administration, social work, and law are also possible.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Field Experience: Environment and Sustainability
  • Introduction to Environmental and Sustainability Science
  • Introduction to Environment and Sustainability
  • Challenges to Global Sustainability
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental & Sustainability Policy 
  • Global Climate Change

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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).
6.5
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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.
80

Credits

122 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
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.
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete The Online Application
  • Pay the Application Fee
  • Send Your Transcripts
  • Send Your Test Scores
  • Track Your Application Status

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12642 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    25284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12642 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4021 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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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Updated over a year ago

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