Mar 01, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Science, B.A.


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Email Address: envs@nku.edu
Program Director: Kristine N. Hopfensperger, Department of Biological Sciences
Other Faculty: Chris Curran, Sydney Oluoch, Allison Parker, Yingying Xie

The B.A. in environmental science is a transdisciplinary program focused on understanding environmental science from an integrated socio-ecological perspective and is designed to prepare students for future careers that require a broad understanding of environment using a transdisciplinary skillset. The B.A. degree places a greater emphasis on social and behavioral science, humanities, art, health, communication, and leadership skills than the B.S. degree option, while including a set of core courses in science and math. The inclusion of research or internship experience enables students to gain expertise and experience working towards solutions of current environmental problems. Students graduating with a B.A. in environmental science are well equipped for careers in advocacy, administration, community healthcare, public relations, social and behavioral science research, and sustainability planning.

Four-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures  page.

You should also know: The degree of Bachelor of Arts in environmental science will be conferred upon all students who complete all of the following course requirements with a grade of C- or better.

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Degree Requirements (75-79 credits)


Students earning a B.A. in environmental science must complete the core curriculum (51-52 credit hours), two methods/skills courses (6 credit hours), and one of the four track options (18-20 credit hours; B.A. total of 75-78 credit hours), while earning a C- or higher in all courses. 

Student must choose from one of the four tracks below:


Each track is 18-20 credits. Student must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at or above the 300-level within chosen track.

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