Environmental Studies (BA/BS)

Northern Illinois University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Distance: Both
Commitment: Full-Time


The Institute for the Study of Environment, Sustainability, and Energy (ESE) exists to foster research, education, and community engagement about the environment and sustainability.

The ESE Institute offers two undergraduate degrees in environmental studies: a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. These interdisciplinary programs feature classes and research led by NIU faculty from several different colleges. To further customize your course of study, you can draw from your personal, intellectual, and professional interests to choose from the following six areas of emphasis: Biodiversity and Environmental Restoration; Energy Studies; Environmental policy; Human Experience; Non-Governmental Organizations; Water Sciences.

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