Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Science

Protect the planet

Explore living systems and take part in environmental initiatives and learn how to lessen humanity’s impact on the earth. The bachelor’s in environmental studies program is far more than just hours in a classroom. It allows you to test your solutions in a real-world setting and work alongside practitioners in the field. Plus, you’ll study interactions between humans and the environment with an accomplished primatologist.

What you’ll learn in the environmental studies program

  • The chemical makeup of planet Earth 
  • Public policy in environmental law
  • How to develop environmental solutions in the field 
  • How living systems interact within their environments
  • Human-environmental interactions and their consequences
  • Environmental risk, wildlife conservation and global environmental justice

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Step outside the classroom and enjoy hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences.

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Complete one three-week J-Term course and explore innovative ideas, topics and experiential learning. 

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Environmental studies curriculum

With in-depth topics and excellent faculty, the environmental studies program provides an extensive understanding of human-environment interactions. And with nearly one in four students coming from abroad, Lynn offers a truly global perspective on environmental studies.

Graduates must complete a total of 120 credits in the following categories:

  • 51 university core curriculum credits
  • 47 major credits
  • 22 elective credits

Course preview

ENV 130 Human Environment Interactions
Explore the fundamentals of environmental science, anthropology, economics and cultural ecology as they relate to the interface between humans and their environment. Examine case studies, environmental issues in a variety of geographic contexts (i.e. developed and developing countries) and the connections between environmental problems in different locations.

ENV 330 Wildlife Conservation
Analyze both successful and unsuccessful conservation strategies in local, regional and global contexts, and appraise current initiatives to predict the success or failure of these projects. Research and evaluate a predicament presently facing an animal species and create a conservation strategy to confront the problem. 

ENV 368 Physical Anthropology
Study the human species and primate order in the biological context. Learn human evolution, genetics, human variation, neural mechanisms and cognition, the biological basis of behavior, a nonhuman primate survey, non-human primate behavior and functional morphology. Gain a deep understanding of the human species place in the natural world.

Environmental studies jobs and careers

After earning your undergraduate degree in environmental studies, you can pursue a broad range of environmental studies jobs including: 

  • Environmental lobbyist
  • Researcher
  • Environmental issues reporter
  • Environmental politician
  • Park ranger
  • Climate activist
  • Fish and game warden
  • Conservation planner

You may also choose to continue your studies and earn your doctoral degree to pursue one of the following careers: 

  • Environmental lawyer
  • Environmental biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Geographer
  • Ecologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Meteorologis
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