Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
School of Arts and Sciences
Four-Year Degree


By mixing coursework with projects, students of Environmental Studies show their passion towards a sustainable way of living. While researching on the Great Salt Lake or the desert, students of this degree are trained to have an impact on the world after they graduate. Whether the field of choose is environmental law, business, government or graduate school, the Environmental program will be a valid component for your education.

You'll be trained to understand and analyze the environment from the disciplinary perspective you most enjoy. This means that you will choose to focus on either Science and Environment, or Environmental Humanities, or the Civic Environment of the Social Sciences. So, whether you want to measure a river's chemistry, understand its aesthetic heritage, or quantify its economic power, this is a good major for you.

Key Benefits

  • Field trips and field studies
  • Foster active involvement in contemporary environmental debates, controversies, and activities
  • Discover an appreciation for outdoor environments and organizations
  • Develop the ability to approach environmental issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective

About the Program

What You'll Learn

Environmental Studies offers 3 interdisciplinary concentrations, each with a slightly different emphasis:

While each concentration offers a slightly different perspectives, students from all the concentrations take a number of common courses aimed at deepening their interdisciplinary thinking. Additionally, each cohort will come together to combine the different perspectives in the programs Senior Seminar.This interdisciplinary program combines the perspectives of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, providing students with multiple perspectives in some of the most challenging and exciting fields of inquiry today.

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Career Opportunities

Potential Careers

The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies can lead to careers working with business, industry, nonprofit environmental organizations, local governments, and education. Continuing studies in graduate school in law and medicine is also a valid option.

Other Environmental Studies Programs

We also offer an academic minor in Environmental Studies.

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Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

We know you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. We’ll work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, we help you make it happen.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$13,663 ($6,831.50 per semester)

Cost Breakdown (2016–2017)

  • Tuition: $32,104
  • Room: $5,208
  • Board: $2,982

Financial Aid

Average Total Financial Aid

$26,631 (merit scholarship, work-study, grants and loan funds)


You’ll be Automatically Considered for Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.

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