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

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Other Environmental Studies Programs

We also offer an academic minor in Environmental Studies.

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.

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.

Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

You want a college experience where you matter—a school that will serve as a launchpad for a meaningful life. At Westminster, we are committed to making this experience more affordable to all motivated and talented students, regardless of family financial standing. You will be no exception.

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.

Tuition and Fees (2016–2017)

Full-Time Annual Tuition (12–16 credits)

$32,104 ($16,052 per semester)

Room and Board*

$8,190 ($4,095 per semester)

*Room and board above is an estimate based on a double occupancy room with a purple meal plan.

Total Fees

$40,294 ($20,147 per semester)

Financial Aid

Average Total Financial Aid

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

Average Remaining Tuition, Room, and Board

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


We’ll Help You Invest in Your Future

We automatically consider all accepted freshmen applicants for institutional scholarship and grant programs, with no separate scholarship applications. In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs you can qualify for. At the end of the day, we want to help make your future happen.

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