Environmental Science (BA)
Accelerated Program

The Environmental Science, BA program offers students a deeper understanding of how the environment impacts humankind, but more importantly, how humans impact the environment. The BA provides an added focus on societal structures and viewpoints that influence how humans interact with the environment in the past, present and future.

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences offers a BA in environmental science in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU's West campus.

This program prepares students to pursue careers in environmental science. The curriculum gives students a strong foundation in the natural sciences so they understand the biological and chemical functioning of our natural environment; the curriculum places an additional emphasis on the social, political and economic dimensions of environmental science. The program also focuses on the communication, management and planning skills that will prepare graduates for leadership careers in environmental science.

Degree Offered

Environmental Science (BA)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

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Career Outlook

Career opportunities for graduates of this program include employment in environmental policy, management or leadership positions in federal and state agencies, local municipality planning offices, private consulting firms, and nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations. Graduates of the program will also be well qualified to pursue graduate studies in relevant areas of the natural sciences.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 10.7%$66,250
Environmental Restoration Planners 10.7%$66,250
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary8.6%$77,470
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 4%$58,270
Natural Sciences Managers 3.3%$120,050
Water Resource Specialists 3.3%$120,050
Soil and Water Conservationists 6.9%$61,860

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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