Placeholder image for Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


The solutions to the current environmental problems are complex and require teamwork and understanding between specialists and generalists in many disciplines.

Students in the Environmental Studies program of University of Michigan-Dearborn can choose from among four (4) focus areas. Throughout their academic studies, students in this program interact with students in the Environmental Science program.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this program, the graduates have a great variety of career opportunities available in both the public and private sectors. For example, recent graduates hold positions such as teacher, national park naturalist, resource policy planner, air quality analyst, regional land use planner, public health officer and director of a public interest group.

All students who qualify for graduate school should seriously consider working toward an advanced degree, which is required for most leadership positions.

Program Goals

Knowledge Base

To acquire conceptual and factual knowledge about the structure and function of Earth.

To read and reflect on scholarly materials written by distinguished scholars.

To identify values, world views, and cultural factors, such as economic, political, social, and behavioral factors, which support and which are contrary to a sustainable biosphere.

Interdisciplinary Base

  • To identify the multiple factors, interactions, interconnections, and complexities involved in environmental issues.
  • To synthesize knowledge from a variety of disciplines as it comes to bear on environmental issues and problems and thus recognize the interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues.
  • To recognize different world views associated with various disciplinary paradigms and which present obstacles to solutions of environmental issues.
  • To learn to solve environmental problems through cooperative and collaborative efforts because of the interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues.
  • To learn to solve environmental problems in a culturally diverse global society.
  • To develop analytical skills suitable for environmental problem solving.


  • To produce scholarly/professional products.
  • To develop oral communication skills.
  • To develop written communication skills.
  • To develop electronic communication skills.
  • To have an experience in the world of work related to environmental problem-solving before graduation so that students can compare perceptions of their chosen field with the reality in the work place and to make personal connections with environmental professionals.
  • To learn the value of mentors and mentoring others in building a successful career and sustainable society.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Field Biology
  • Concepts of Environmentalism
  • Environmental Instrumentation and Analysis
  • Environmental Science
  • Seminar on Environmental Issues
  • Seminar in Environmental Topics

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.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • 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

  • Submitted online application
  • Official high school academic documents
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12240 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12240 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5928 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 1000 - 1500 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.


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?