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Environmental Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Spartanburg, SC, United States
The Environmental Studies Program integrates and builds upon Wofford's strong programs in the sciences, social sciences and humanities and provides a cross-curricular program of study that requires foundational work in all three areas. Students study the environment in ways that excite their particular interests as they pursue either a B.A. or B.S. track.

Overview

Environmental Studies pulls together ideas and tools from several different disciplines to study the impact that humans have on the natural world. 

You’ll take a set of core classes in Environmental Studies and then work with an advisor to select an area of study that will be your focus area for the remainder of the hours needed to complete the major. 

At Wofford you can get either a BA or a BS in Environmental Studies, depending on how you complete your science requirements. You’ll also have the opportunity to study at the college’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center. Located about 8 miles from campus on the banks of Lawson’s Fork Creek, the Goodall Environmental Studies Center is a converted mill office that achieved LEED Platinum status for its renovation.

RECENT GRADUATES IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ARE WORKING WITH:

  • BenefitFocus Software
  • Buckeye Fire Equipment Co.
  • Colonial Life
  • Deloitte
  • Duke Energy
  • Junk Matters
  • SciQuest
  • Syncot Plastics

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Earth System Science
  • Introduction to Sustainability Science
  • Introduction to Environmental Social Science
  •  Introduction to Environmental Humanities
  • US Environmental Policy
  • US Environmental History
  • Field Experience: Environmental Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Introduction to Environmental and Nature Writing
  • Art & Earth: Materials, Processes, and Perceptions

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Complete the  Common Application, including the Wofford College member page.
  • Submit the School Report form and your high school transcript(s).
  • Submit your official test scores.
  • The TOEFL (minimum score 90) or IELTS (minimum score 7) is required for all applicants whose native language is not English. If a minimum score is not met, a recorded or scored interview may be taken into consideration. We are happy to recommend  Initial View, ACTFL OPIc, and Vericant. 
  • The SAT or ACT is a requirement for native English speakers. SAT or ACT scores are expected from all international applicants unless students are unable to reach a testing center.Submit completed  Financial Certification for International Students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45170 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45170 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spartanburg

  • 948 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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.

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