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Sustainability Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Gain a solid interdisciplinary foundation in environmental issues. Sustainability Studies program at Queens University of Charlotte emphasizes the interconnections between physical, biological and social processes as they affect the environment. As such, you will develop a strong capacity for understanding the scientific basis for environmental topics and will take courses from political science, philosophy, religion, biology and other departments. 

Learning outcomes

When you graduate, you’ll be well-prepared for either graduate-level study or environmental careers. Below are a few examples of where this degree has led our recent graduates:

  • Graduate studies in environmental toxicology and environmental sciences & engineering at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Graduate studies in globalization, environment and social change at Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Field scientist with the U.S. Forest Service
  • Water quality specialist in Senegal with the U.S. Peace Corps
  • Teaching high school chemistry & environmental science at Yap High School, Federated States of Micronesia
  • Environmental consultant with a private environmental remediation firm in Miami, Florida

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:

  • Foundations of Biodiversity and Ecology 
  • Environmental Topics 
  • Environmental Science & Society 
  • Data Analysis for Natural Sciences 
  • Investigations in Environmental Science 

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.

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General Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • Letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34438 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34438 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Charlotte

  • 1133 - 2060 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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