Environmental Studies (BA)

Boston College

Date Posted: Aug. 6, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


The Environmental Studies Program provides students with an understanding of the issues facing the planet as they strive to develop paths toward a sustainable future, from perspectives in the social and natural sciences, arts, and the humanities. The program also foster a campus-wide dialog about environmental issues by sponsoring conferences, lectures and other events.

Learning Outcomes

The Environmental Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum to students interested in perspectives on sustainability from faculty and courses across the university. The goals of the major are to provide students with:

  • the knowledge and perspective to cultivate rewarding lives as responsible citizens of the planet;
  • a deep understanding of the scientific, political, and cultural aspects of the world's environmental challenges;
  • the tools and creativity necessary to envision and implement paths to sustainable solutions; and
  • a solid background for environmentally related graduate programs and/or careers in business, education, law, policy, planning, government, or research.

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