Why earn a combined degree in environmental studies?

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Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

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^Transfer Priority Deadline

The environmental challenges facing our planet today are larger than ever — and so are the rewards of a career spent saving the world.

As an Environmental Studies major at UND, you'll choose from two paths:

  • The Bachelor of Arts, a liberal arts degree with a strong focus on the social sciences and humanities.
  • The Bachelor of Science, which has a stronger focus on science as it relates to environmental issues.

In either program, you'll learn how to communicate effectively about environmental issues and how to make connections between the environment and policy. And you'll learn the fundamentals of environmental issues by exploring:

  • Chemistry and biology
  • Ecology and conservation
  • Geography and geographic information science
  • Policy and communication

Environmental Studies at UND

  • Conduct experiments and research problems on campus and across the northern Great Plains ecosystems.

  • Develop practical skills using the latest in industry and research software.

  • Learn how to assess physical settings and conduct laboratory analyses.

  • Explore diverse career paths through exposure to a variety of disciplinary areas.

Environmental Careers


Median annual salary for environmental scientists and specialists

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Projected job growth in environmental studies positions

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Environmental challenges face every business, agency and institution, giving you an endless array of career options. Some of the most popular career choices for Environmental Studies majors include:

  • Environmental scientist
  • Industrial ecologist
  • Environmental chemist
  • Conservation manager
  • Environmental restoration planner
  • Climate change analyst

The major also provides outstanding preparation for graduate study.

Environmental Studies Courses

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