The Bachelor in Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke College is inherently interdisciplinary. One cannot understand their origin, impact, or potential solutions without analyzing the behavior of natural systems, as well as their interaction with economic, political, and cultural factors.
The environmental studies major provides students with an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues and includes courses from:
- the humanities
- natural sciences
- social sciences.
The program is concerned with the interactions between people and their environment, the effects the environment has on people, and the impact of human activities on the environment.
Department Learning Goals
Environmental Studies is a cross-divisional department with natural science, social science, humanities, and interdisciplinary courses. Our students learn about the origins and impacts of, as well as potential solutions to, environmental issues by studying the behavior of natural systems and their interactions with political, economic, social, and cultural factors.
Because the study of environmental concerns is inherently interdisciplinary, students develop a broad foundation of knowledge and integrative thinking skills in their time at Mount Holyoke College. Environmental Studies majors graduate with the intellectual tools and breadth of understanding to confront environmental challenges of the present and future.
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Programme StructureCourses Included:Group A: Natural Sciences
- Environmental Science
- Surface Processes
- Introductory Biology II: How Organisms Develop
- Genetics and Molecular Biology
- Biology of Terrestrial Arthropods
- General Chemistry II
- Organic Chemistry I
- Environmental Economics
- Political Ecology
- Environmental Issues
- Anthropology and Human Rights
- Global Health and Humanitarianism
- Economic Development: A Survey
- Cities in a Global Context
- Human Dimensions of Environmental Change
- Introduction to the Built Environment
- Introduction to Architectural Design II: Principles of Environmental Design
- Empire: The Art and Archaeology of the Roman Provinces
- Architecture 1890-1990: ‘Building the Modern Environment’
- Unearthing the Past: Great Archaeological Discoveries of the Ancient World
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Common Application or Coalition Application
- Mount Holyoke Writing Supplement (optional)
- Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
- Counselor Recommendation
- Two Teacher Evaluation Forms (from core academic courses)
- Midyear Report (due February 15, as applicable)*
- Standardized Test Scores (optional)
- Art Supplement (optional)
- English Proficiency Requirements for non-native English speakers
- Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)
- Interview (optional, but strongly encouraged)
International54400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 54400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National54400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 54400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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