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Environmental Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Sweet Briar, VA, United States
Sweet Briar offers a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies. The faculty is committed to our students and to the natural world.
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Overview

Because the College’s 3,250-acre campus serves as a living laboratory and outdoor classroom, a tradition of field work marks our program. Forays through meadows, stream and forests are integrated into environmental courses. You will study and explore woods, lakes, streams, meadows, nature sanctuaries and mountaintops. When your class sets out to conduct fieldwork, you won’t pile in a van and drive for an hour. You’ll walk out the door, straight to your research site. You will learn to analyze soils and streams, air and water, and policy and economics.

You will notice our commitment to the study of the environment. You will join a program specifically designed to provide a structured, multidisciplinary approach to solving environmental problems. You will graduate with the intellectual and practical skills necessary for graduate or professional studies, employment in the public or private sector, or to set an example of environmental awareness in whatever life choices you make.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling Admission after November 1 (decisions and financial aid notifications mailed on a rolling basis after December 17)

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

Programme Structure

  •  Introduction to Environmental Issues 
  • Weather and Climate 
  • Physical Geography: Landscapes 
  •  Freshwater Systems 
  • Humans and Wildlife 
  •  Environmental Policy Analysis 
  • Applied Environmental Analysis 
  • Oceanography 
  • Environmental Chemistry 
  • Directed Study 
  • Energy and Atmospheric Pollution 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

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General Requirements

  • Completed application — Sweet Briar will accept either the Common Application or online application.
  • Official transcripts of all academic work completed to date. 
  • If applicable, a list of current (senior year) grades
  • A general recommendation from either a high school guidance counselor or high school teacher which addresses the applicant’s interests, attitudes and academic abilities
  • A standardized test is required. Sweet Briar accepts either the SAT or ACT. Official scores must be submitted directly to the College.
  • A full credential evaluation from World Education Services (WES) of all non-U.S. high school and college transcripts
  • College Board’s International Student Certification of Finances
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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