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Environmental Studies (BA, Minor)

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Crafting a Sustainable Future: Uncover the World of Environmental Studies

Curious about the intricate connections between scientific, economic, cultural, and policy aspects shaping the environment? Immerse yourself in the enthralling realm of Environmental Studies at William Peace University (WPU). Our program provides a dynamic interdisciplinary foundation that extends far beyond traditional textbooks and classrooms.

Crafting Your Path

As an Environmental Studies major at WPU, you’ll find yourself at the intersection of diverse disciplines. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that approximately 10% of new jobs by 2033 will fall under the category of “green” jobs, emphasizing the growing significance of environmental expertise.

Our program allows you to tailor your academic journey to align with your professional interests. The curriculum encompasses a concise, focused core of required courses complemented by a diverse array of options from disciplines such as Biology, Chemistry, Anthropology, Political Science, Business Administration, Global Studies, and Communication.

Beyond the confines of traditional education, our program encourages you to extend your learning horizons through hands-on experiences. Internships and opportunities to engage in research projects with the Biology Department provide a practical dimension to your academic exploration, allowing you to tackle real-world environmental challenges.

Unlocking Future Opportunities

This dynamic field opens doors to a myriad of career paths and possibilities. This degree not only equips you with knowledge but also with practical skills that make you valuable in various professional arenas. Whether you aspire to delve into advanced degrees in environmental disciplines, law, or medicine, or if you’re ready to embark on an exciting career journey right after graduation, our program prepares you for success.

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At WPU, we understand that your journey in Environmental Studies is not just about academic achievements; it’s about shaping your future impact on the world. Join us in exploring the intricate tapestry of the environment and discover how Environmental Studies at William Peace University prepares you to be a leader in the ever-evolving landscape of environmental challenges. Embrace the possibilities, ignite your passion, and be the change you want to see in the world.

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Department Chair of Science and Mathematics; ​Professor of Biology
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Vincent Melomo
Associate Professor of Anthropology & Department Chair of Culture, History, and Politics
Patrick Myer, Ph.D.
​Associate Professor of Biology
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Career Avenues in Environmental Studies

A B.A. in Environmental Studies offers a versatile foundation, opening doors to diverse career opportunities. Graduates are well-prepared for various paths, like becoming an Environmental Scientist, engaging in research, and proposing sustainable solutions. Another avenue is Environmental Consulting, where experts bridge policy and practice, shaping sustainable approaches for organizations. Sustainability Coordinators drive positive change, implementing and overseeing eco-friendly practices within organizations.

Environmental Studies is an excellent starting point if you’re interested in pursuing an advanced degree in the environmental disciplines, law, or medicine. Alternatively, you will be qualified for entry-level careers in diverse fields like environmental safety, education, risk assessment, environmental planning, or ecotourism.

Environmental Educators inspire the next generation through education and outreach, while Conservation Scientists/Managers play crucial roles in preserving ecosystems. Graduates can also become Environmental Policy Analysts, influencing policy decisions for a more sustainable future. At William Peace University, our program not only imparts knowledge but also nurtures practical skills, enabling graduates to contribute meaningfully to the ever-evolving field of environmental studies.

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Environmental Educator
  • Conservation Scientist/Manager
  • Environmental Policy Analyst

Frequently Asked Questions


Certainly! The program serves as an excellent foundation for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in environmental disciplines, law, or medicine. The interdisciplinary nature of the program prepares students for diverse pathways in further education.


Absolutely! Our program is designed to be flexible, allowing you to customize your academic journey by choosing from a variety of courses in Biology, Chemistry, Anthropology, Political Science, Business Administration, Global Studies, and Communication.


WPU is committed to providing hands-on experiences. The program offers support in securing internships, fieldwork, and research projects, allowing students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world situations and enhancing their practical skills.


The program not only educates students on environmental issues but also empowers them to make a difference. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experiences, graduates are well-equipped to contribute positively to environmental challenges and lead change in the world.

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