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Environmental Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Hadley, MA, United States
The Bachelor in Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke College 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.
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Overview

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    56 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:Group A: Natural Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Ecology
  • Surface Processes
  • Introductory Biology II: How Organisms Develop
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Evolution
  • Biology of Terrestrial Arthropods
  • General Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry I
Group B: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Submit the Common Application
  • SAT I, SAT II, and ACT test scores are optional, though you are welcome to submit them
  • If you are applying for financial aid, it is important to know the deadlines and what forms are required
  • Mount Holyoke strongly recommends scheduling an interview with an admission counselor or alumna representative prior to applying
  • If you have athletic talents, Mount Holyoke is happy to receive portfolios, tapes, slides, or videos that showcase your talent
    • If you have devoted a significant amount of time to art, dance, film, music, or theatre and you plan to continue it at Mount Holyoke as a major, you may submit examples of your work as a supplement to your application
    • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Hadley

  • 1068 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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