Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Make a difference for the future of the planet.

Are you an outgoing problem solver who is good with statistics? Do you love the outdoors and are you environmentally conscious? If so, you may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies at Regis.

The Environmental Studies Program at Regis is an interdisciplinary program that offers two degrees and a minor. Students take a variety of courses through different departments to gain both the breadth and depth necessary to solve complex environmental problems. The Environmental Studies program promotes critical thinking, qualitative and quantitative reasoning, problem solving and writing skills. There is both a local and global emphasis in exploring environmental solutions for the common good of humanity and of the earth.

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Program Snapshot

Course Format
On-campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters

Tuition for the 24-25 Academic Year

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Sample Environmental Studies Classes

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BL 258: General Biology I

Analysis of natural science, hypothesis testing and other general concepts of biology.

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GE 208: Intro to Geology

Introduces students to natural science through the study of the Earth.

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JC 2055: Intro to Sociology

Examines a variety of social issues through the lenses of major sociological perspectives.

Program Details

Get all the details on our B.A. Environmental Studies program, including course requirements and application materials.

Environmental Studies Career Paths

Environmental Educator

Environmental Educators are responsible for educating people on environmental issues. Environmental Educators should expect to present to a variety of audiences such as schools, non-profit organizations and nature reserves.

Environmental Lawyer

Environmental Lawyers focus on legal matters that involve air, land and water. The main responsibility of Environmental Lawyers is to fight for the environmental regulations that protect all ecosystems and prevent pollution.

Sustainability Specialist

Sustainability Specialists are responsible for addressing sustainability issues. Sustainability Specialists should expect to create and implement programs that emphasize saving and protecting the environment.

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Environmental Studies vs. Environmental Science

The Environmental Studies program is interdisciplinary in nature. This degree requires a concurrent major or minor in a social science (i.e., sociology, psychology, or anthropology), and is designed for students who would like to work for advocacy groups, in policy analyst positions, or perhaps attend law school with an aim to practice environmental law.

The Environmental Science program requires that students have a concurrent major or minor in natural science (i.e., biology, chemistry, or physics). Thus, the Environmental Science degree includes more science courses. It’s designed for students who want to be environmental consultants, work in environmental science in government agencies, or go to graduate school.

How to Apply

To apply to the B.A. Environmental Studies program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can help you through the entire application process, evaluate your prior learning credit (AP, IB, etc.) and provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Full-time tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year: $45,990/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part-time tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,533/credit hour

Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for On-Campus Daytime Undergraduates page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Check out our Net Price Calculator to get a better look at what your financial aid package may include.

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Admissions Timeline

Regis University has a rolling admissions policy. However, you are encouraged to submit your application by the priority deadlines:

| Early Decision: Oct. 1
| First-Year Students: Jan. 1
| International Students: March 1
| Transfer Students: June 1

First-Year Students: Nov. 1
International Students: Nov. 1
Transfer Students: Dec. 1

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Regis University follows in the heritage of the Jesuit Catholic order, prioritizing the development of the whole person while preparing you for the modern world. Learn more about our tradition of excellence and the benefits of a Jesuit education.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies is offered by the Environmental Science Department within Regis College.