BA in Environmental Studies

Shorelight- American University, United States

ba-in-environmental-studies

Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 54,354

Course Accredited By

MSCHE

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
The curriculum consists of rigorous science- and policy-based courses and experiential learning that prepare our students for exciting careers in the environmental field.
  • The Department of Environmental Science recommits itself to advancing informed, knowledge-based approaches to confronting local and global environmental concerns.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • March 2022
  • July 2022
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms B-/8
  • Undergraduate AAPA 2 Terms B-/8
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms B-/8
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms Second Class Honours, Lower C Satisfactory, 55%
  • Undergraduate PS AAPA 2 Terms Second Class Honours, Lower C Satisfactory, 55%
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms Second Class Honours, Lower C Satisfactory, 55%

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 no sub-score below 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6 With no sub-score below 5.5
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 6.5 With at least one sub-score of 5.5 and no sub- score below 5.5
  • SE (1 Term) 6.5 no sub-score below 6

TOEFL

  • PSE (2 Terms) 50 – 59
  • PSE (1 Term) 60 – 67
  • EAP (3 Terms) 68 no sub-score below 14
  • AAP (2 Terms) 74 with all sub-scores above 15 and at least one sub-score below 20
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 80 with at least one sub-score below 20 but above 17 (minimum subscore required).
  • SE (1 Term) 85 No sub-score below 20

Duolingo

  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90 No sub-score below 80 (subscores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100 No sub-score below 90 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 110 No sub-score below 100 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • SE (1 Term) NA

Uganda 

  • Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms B5 and C's (2)
  • Undergraduate AAPA 2 Terms B5 C's (2)
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms B5 C's (2)
  • Bachelor's degree, including Bachelor of Medicine or Bachelor of Surgery; Postgraduate and professional diploma or certificate
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 70, Class 2 Honors Upper
  • Undergraduate PS AAPA 2 Terms 70, Class 2 Honors Upper
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 70, Class 2 Honors Upper

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 no sub-score below 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6 With no sub-score below 5.5
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 6.5 With at least one sub-score of 5.5 and no sub- score below 5.5
  • SE (1 Term) 6.5 no sub-score below 6

TOEFL

  • PSE (2 Terms) 50 – 59
  • PSE (1 Term) 60 – 67
  • EAP (3 Terms) 68 no sub-score below 14
  • AAP (2 Terms) 74 with all sub-scores above 15 and at least one sub-score below 20
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 80 with at least one sub-score below 20 but above 17 (minimum subscore required).
  • SE (1 Term) 85 No sub-score below 20

Duolingo

  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90 No sub-score below 80 (subscores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100 No sub-score below 90 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 110 No sub-score below 100 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • SE (1 Term) NA

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D/4
  • Undergraduate AAPA 2 Terms D/4
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 no sub-score below 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6 With no sub-score below 5.5
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 6.5 With at least one sub-score of 5.5 and no sub- score below 5.5
  • SE (1 Term) 6.5 no sub-score below 6

TOEFL

  • PSE (2 Terms) 50 – 59
  • PSE (1 Term) 60 – 67
  • EAP (3 Terms) 68 no sub-score below 14
  • AAP (2 Terms) 74 with all sub-scores above 15 and at least one sub-score below 20
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 80 with at least one sub-score below 20 but above 17 (minimum subscore required).
  • SE (1 Term) 85 No sub-score below 20

Duolingo

  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90 No sub-score below 80 (subscores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100 No sub-score below 90 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 110 No sub-score below 100 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • SE (1 Term) NA

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate AAPA 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor's degree; Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 60, Second Class (lower division)
  • Undergraduate PS AAPA 2 Terms 60, Second Class (lower division)
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 60, Second Class (lower division)

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 no sub-score below 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6 With no sub-score below 5.5
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 6.5 With at least one sub-score of 5.5 and no sub- score below 5.5
  • SE (1 Term) 6.5 no sub-score below 6

TOEFL

  • PSE (2 Terms) 50 – 59
  • PSE (1 Term) 60 – 67
  • EAP (3 Terms) 68 no sub-score below 14
  • AAP (2 Terms) 74 with all sub-scores above 15 and at least one sub-score below 20
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 80 with at least one sub-score below 20 but above 17 (minimum subscore required).
  • SE (1 Term) 85 No sub-score below 20

Duolingo

  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90 No sub-score below 80 (subscores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100 No sub-score below 90 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 110 No sub-score below 100 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • SE (1 Term) NA

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 College Preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the GCE A/AS Level requirement after completing IGCSEs
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C or 4
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C or 4
  • 5 College Preparatory subjects must be passed; Students must also meet the GCE A/AS Level requirement after completing IGCSEs
  • Undergraduate AAPA 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 no sub-score below 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6 With no sub-score below 5.5
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 6.5 With at least one sub-score of 5.5 and no sub- score below 5.5
  • SE (1 Term) 6.5 no sub-score below 6

TOEFL

  • PSE (2 Terms) 50 – 59
  • PSE (1 Term) 60 – 67
  • EAP (3 Terms) 68 no sub-score below 14
  • AAP (2 Terms) 74 with all sub-scores above 15 and at least one sub-score below 20
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 80 with at least one sub-score below 20 but above 17 (minimum subscore required).
  • SE (1 Term) 85 No sub-score below 20

Duolingo

  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90 No sub-score below 80 (subscores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100 No sub-score below 90 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 110 No sub-score below 100 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • SE (1 Term) NA

Environmental Science (14 credit hours)

Required

  • ENVS-160 Biodiversity and Ecosystems: Foundations of Environmental Science FA5 (4 Cr)
  • ENVS-260 Energy and Pollution: Foundations of Environmental Science FA5 (4 Cr)

Core Electives

Complete 6 credit hours from the following, or additional ENVS courses at or above 300-level approved by advisor:

  • ENVS-300 Conservation (3 Cr)
  • ENVS-310 Environmental Methods (3 Cr)
  • ENVS-324 Environmental Health (3 Cr)
  • ENVS-350 Environmental Geology (3 Cr)
  • ENVS-455 Environmental Geographic Information Systems (3 Cr)
  • ENVS-460 Climatology (3 Cr)
  • ENVS-465 Environmental Risk Assessment (3 Cr)
  • ENVS-470 Water Resources (3 Cr)
  • ENVS-475 Environmental Toxicology (3 Cr)
  • ENVS-485 Remote Sensing: Environmental Measurement from Satellites and Drones (3 Cr)
  • ENVS-505 Energy ( 3Cr)

Natural Sciences and Mathematics (12 credit hours)

  • Biology

Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

  • BIO-100 Essential Biology for the Modern World FA5 (4 Cr)
  • BIO-110 General Biology I FA5 (4 Cr)

Chemistry

Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

  • CHEM-100 Chemistry in Everyday Life FA5 (3 Cr)
  • CHEM-101 Chemistry in Everyday Life Laboratory FA5 (1 Cr)
  • CHEM-110 General Chemistry I FA5 (3 Cr)
  • CHEM-111 General Chemistry I Laboratory FA5 (1 Cr)

Mathematics/Statistics

Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

  • MATH-221 Calculus I (4 Cr)
  • STAT-202 Basic Statistics (4 Cr)
  • STAT-203 Basic Statistics with Calculus (4 Cr)

Social Sciences (15 credit hours)

Required

  • ECON-100 Macroeconomics FA4 (3 Cr)
  • ECON-200 Microeconomics FA4 (3 Cr)

Lower-Level

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

  • GOVT-210 Political Power and American Public Policy FA4 (3 Cr)
  • SISU-240 Global Inequality and Development (3 Cr)
  • SISU-250 Environmental Sustainability and Global Health (3 Cr)

Upper-Level

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

  • ANTH-334 Environmental Justice ( 3Cr)
  • ANTH-350 Special Topics (3) (approved topic)
  • SOCY-389 Society and the Global Environment (3)

Additional Upper-Level

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

  • Note: Other courses may be substituted with approval of the department.
  • ECON-379 Economics of Environmental Policy (3 Cr)
  • SISU-328 Global Economy and Sustainable Development (3 Cr)
  • SISU-349 Topics in Global Inequality, Development, Environmental Sustainability, and Global Health (3 Cr) (sustainability related topic)
  • SISU-350 Topics in Environmental Sustainability and Global Health (3) (sustainability related topic)
  • SISU-352 Environmental Politics of Asia (3 Cr)
  • SISU-359 Environment, Conflict, and Peace (3 Cr)
  • SISU-370 Topics in Justice, Ethics, and Human Rights (3 Cr)

Skills (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from one of the following:

  • CSC-310 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 Cr)
  • ENVS-455 Environmental Geographic Information Systems (3) (if not taken to fulfill requirement above)

Experiential Learning (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

  • ENVS-490 Independent Study Project in Environmental Studies (1-6)
  • ENVS-491 Internship in Environmental Studies (1-6)

Capstone (3 credit hours)

  • ENVS-492 Senior Capstone in Environmental Studies (3 Cr)
  • Tuition 54,354 
  • Housing 21,250
  • Dining 6,320 Other 2,000
  • Program Cost Per Semester
  • Academic Accelerator
  • Fall 2021 $27,177
  • Spring 2022 $27,177
  • Summer 2022 $26,421
  • Academic

Accelerator Program, Advanced (2 semesters) 

  • Fall 2021 N/A
  • Spring 2022 $27,177
  • Summer 2022 $26,421
  • Housing Option Description Cost Per Semester

Off Campus Two-Bedroom Apartment (Double Room) 

  • The Off Campus Two-Bedroom Apartment (Double Room) option, offers a shared bedroom with one other person in a fully furnished off-campus apartment. Each apartment has two bedrooms, so common areas such as the bathroom, dining room and kitchen are shared with three other roommates.
  • Fall 2021 $10,034
  • Spring 2022 $10,034
  • Summer 2022 $6,562

Off Campus One-Bedroom Apartment (Double Room) 

  • The Off Campus One-Bedroom Apartment (Double Room) option, offers a shared bedroom with one other person in a fully furnished off-campus apartment. Each apartment has one bedroom, so common areas such as the bathroom, dining room and kitchen are shared with just one roommate.
  • Fall 2021 $10,611
  • Spring 2022 $10,611
  • Summer 2022 $6,939

On Campus Double Room 

  • The On Campus Double Room option is a shared room with two twin beds and a shared, common hall bathroom, in one of American University's on campus residence halls.
  • Fall 2021 $5,048
  • Spring 2022 $5,048
  • Summer 2022 $4,720

 

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