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Environmental Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cambridge, MA, United States
Concerned about our planet? Wondering what role you can play in creating a sustainable future? As an Environmental Studies major at Lesley University, you’ll use multiple approaches to understand the complex interaction between humans and the environment.
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Throughout the Environmental Studies program offered by Lesley University, a systems-based perspective and active engagement in environmental issues are emphasized. Students will explore solutions to environmental problems by using scientific inquiry, promoting government action and collective effort, and realizing personal initiative. The combination of this set of perspectives and approaches will lead to a deep understanding of, and appreciation for, the complexity of human-environment interactions.

Learning Goals

  • Articulate the interrelationships between the scientific, political, economic, social, and spiritual forces that connect individuals and societies to the Earth
  • Conceptualize sustainable solutions for critical environmental issues (e.g. implement best practices for the continued survival of the Earth’s biosphere)
  • Identify the social forces that impact the definitions of environmental problems and notions of risk, and use quantitative and qualitative data to create solutions and design policy proposals that address natural, social and intercultural challenges
  • Draw connections between ethics, literature, writing, and art in describing the fundamental role of nature in human ecology, behavior and culture
  • Demonstrate interdisciplinary competency by analyzing the intersectionality of environmental, ethical, and social justice issues through the lenses of science, business management and politics


Some of the most common job titles for someone with an environmental studies degree include:
  • Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Compliance Specialist
  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Public Administrator
  • Health Director
  • Director of Public Safety
  • Town Administrator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling admission after the deadline.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Humans and the Environment
  • Environmental Science w/Lab
  • Ecology with Lab
  • Business, Sustainability, and Environment
  • World Geography
  • Ecopsychology

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Official SAT/ACT test scores (without essay) will be required for applicants to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and for applicants to both undergraduate colleges
  • Students applying to BFA programs in the College of Art and Design must also submit a digital portfolio of 12-20 pieces.
  • If you are dually enrolled in college coursework or simply taking some college level classes, you may submit official college transcripts electronically through a variety of secure sites such as, but not limited to; Parchment, Credential Solutions, E-Scrip Safe, Clearinghouse, Naviance/Common Application, JST Services

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 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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