Environmental Studies BA

Franklin University Switzerland

Year Founded: Jan. 1, 2007
Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Completion: 4 years
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The Environmental Studies major provides students with the interdisciplinary background to think critically about, analyze, and understand environmental issues facing today's society. This major prepares students for careers in government, non-profit conservation, consulting, as well as for graduate degree programs. Since environmental issues result from interactions among ecological, socioeconomic, and institutional factors, students complete a set of courses that introduce students to concepts in the environmental sciences, economics, and political science. Students then choose a coherent set of courses from advanced offerings in a variety of disciplines that reflects their individual interests and career goals. Additionally, students must complete an internship or individual research project or thesis that complements their program.

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