B.A. On Campus

Environmental Studies

Northeastern Illinois University

48 months
824 USD/credit 24720 USD/year
824 USD/credit 24720 USD/year
412 USD/credit 12360 USD/year
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Environmental Studies is a multi-disciplinary, problem-oriented major designed to give students knowledge of and solutions to environmental problems. Majors studying in the Environmental Studies program of the Northeastern Illinois University focus on one of two areas: environmental interpretation/education or environmental planning/management.


Graduates with the first concentration are prepared to become environmental professionals in positions such as naturalists with parks and other outdoor organizations and environmental educators in camps and social service agencies. Those with environmental planning find employment in municipal and not-for-profit agencies, in natural resource planning and management, water resources, solid waste issues, ecological restoration, park development, and environmental policy at the local, state, regional, or national level.

Program Objectives

Students of the Environmental Studies program of the Northeastern Illinois University are expected to develop:

  • knowledge drawn from the natural sciences concerning structure, function, and effect of change in ecosystems; from the social sciences concerning factors that affect natural systems such as population pressures, pollution, resource utilization and depletion; from the humanities concerning the relationships of ethics and values to environmental attitudes and behaviors 
  • knowledge of interrelationships involving economics, politics, and perceptions in environmental decision making
  • knowledge related to causes of environmental deterioration and constructive efforts to deal with environmental problems in a historical and contemporary context 
  • the ability to acquire information through field observations, interviews, and surveys, as well as from maps, aerial photographs, satellite imagery, computerized information, and a variety of other prepared sources 
  • analytical skills to process information derived from the above sources 
  • the ability to prepare effective oral, written, and graphic presentations
  • the ability to apply relevant theoretical perspectives to actual environmental problems

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Physical Geography
  • Conservation Of Natural Resources
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Planning
  • Environmental And Natural Resources Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission Application
  • Official ACT/SAT scores (required if you have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit)
  • Official transcript from high school (required if you have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Courses taken at colleges or universities outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services, Inc.)
  • Application fee
  • Notarized Undergraduate Financial Statement 
  • Notarized bank letter(s) from each sponsor’s financial institution
  • TOEFL or IELTS official score report
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Copy of Form I-94 and Form I-20 (if applying from within the U.S.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 824 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    24720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 824 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 412 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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