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Environmental Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The B.S. degree in Environmental Studies supports the education objectives of students whose primary interests lie in the areas of environmental planning, policy development, and sustainable resource management.


In both degree programs, students develop a solid understanding of ecological principles enhanced by knowledge of related economic, social, cultural, political, legal and ethical issues. They consider environmental issues from many perspectives, exploring the balance between human needs and human impacts on ecosystems as they compare the natural environment to the built-environment. Then they apply that knowledge through real-world experiences and fieldwork. By graduation, students are prepared to carry those critical skills into any of a number of postgraduate opportunities or career possibilities.

The Environmental Studies major (B.S. degree) is designed to train the next generation of graduates interested in careers or graduate education in environmental policy, resource management, environmental law, sustainable development, urban planning, and environmental regulation.  The major in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (A.B. degree) is designed for students who wish to combine their interest in the environment with additional disciplinary training in another field of study through a second major or minor to support a wide variety of careers or graduate programs in green design, architecture, sustainable food systems management, environmental communication, sustainable business management, environmental economics, environmental health, and international environmental development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Policy And Law
  • Strategies For Environmental Inquiry
  • Diversity Of Life

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:


      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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:


      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.

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    Academic Requirements

    • Completed application and nonrefundable $50 fee
    • Official high school transcript
    • SAT or ACT scores
    • Completed Secondary School Report (included in the application)

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      35319 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 35319 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      35319 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 35319 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Elon

    • 900 - 1400 USD/month
      Living Costs

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


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