B.Sc. On Campus

Environmental Studies

Bellarmine University

48 months
44520 USD/year
44520 USD/year
44520 USD/year
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The Environmental Studies program at Bellarmine University provides the first undergraduate program in environmental studies in Louisville, leads campus-wide initiatives in environmental sustainability, provides a home for faculty research in environmental science and land use planning, and directs the new Bellarmine University Farm.


The Environmental Studies program at Bellarmine University shows that recent growth in green business ventures and environmentally sustainable practices suggest that future economic opportunities—for both individuals and cities—will be heavily influenced by environmental concerns. The department’s formation is the realization of Bellarmine’s commitment to educate students for the 21st century, as well as its mission to enhance the intellectual, social, and environmental quality of life in the region.  

Terra Learning Community

The Terra Learning Community (TLC), formerly the Rachel Carson Learning Community, at Bellarmine University is a program for 20 first-year residents and commuters majoring in environmental disciplines or demonstrating exceptional interest in sustainability. 

These students will support each other in the courses they take together, in environmentally conscious living, in service projects benefitting the greater community, and in co-curricular experiences such as hiking and canoeing. TLC students will also take care of the Bellarmine fruit and vegetable garden, and will get a chance to to prepare some of the harvest for their own meals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Planet Earth Lab
  • Understanding Environmental Systems
  • Paleontology
  • Introduction to Earth Science
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Environmental Geology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application through CommonApp or Bellarmine App.
  • Entrance exam (ACT or SAT I) or a request to have your application reviewed as Test Optional.
  • An official transcript and school report from the high school last attended or, for those who have not completed their high school work, a General Educational Development (GED) test score.
  • Recommendation letter from high school counselor or teacher.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44520 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    44520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44520 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    44520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44520 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Newburg

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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