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Environmental Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , WA,
The Environmental Studies approach at Western Washington University is based on environmental understanding and problem solving through diverse programs that examine interacting social and natural systems.

About

By putting the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and environmental professions into direct dialogue, the Environmental Studies at Western Washington University's curriculum is designed to help students make the intellectual connections and gain the practical skills necessary for building socially and environmentally sustainable futures.

The department's undergraduate programs include major specializations in environmental education, environmental policy, geography, and urban planning and sustainable development, as well as an interdisciplinary major in environmental studies. Joint programs are also offered in environmental economics and environmental journalism.

A range of minors, including Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Sustainable Design, are also available. These programs direct students to specific environmental career paths or provide an excellent background for advanced study in education, law, natural resource management, public administration, urban and environmental planning, and other fields. The department also offers advanced study through graduate degrees in Environmental Education and Geography.

Why Consider an Environmental Studies Major?

Do you want to use your knowledge and skills to promote positive change in the environment?

Sample Careers
  • Urban Planner
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • County Planner
  • Environmental Public Relations
  • Director of Non-Profit Organizations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123-135 credits minimum: Phase I, Phase II, and Major alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Introduction to Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity
  • General Chemistry
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Understanding Environmental Data and Information
  • Introduction to Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Physical Geography
  • Precalculus
  • The American Political System

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

National students

  • The Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships, including essay and activities list
  • $60 non-refundable application fee (fee waiver may be available)
  • Unofficial high school transcript or GED submitted electronically or by mail
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency or your high school

International students

  • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21801 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21801 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6387 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6387 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 10-18 credits per quarter

Living costs for Bellingham

  • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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