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.
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.
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- 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
- 48 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Sustainable Development Environmental Sciences View 1092 other Masters in Environmental Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Complete The Online Application
- Pay the Application Fee
- Send Your Transcripts
- Send Your Test Scores
- Track Your Application Status
International25284 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12642 USD per semester during 48 months.
National25284 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12642 USD per semester during 48 months.
In-State8042 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4021 USD per semester during 48 months.
Living costs for Salt Lake City
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