Aurora University

Environmental Studies and Sustainability (BA)

Why study the environment and sustainability?

Do you want to solve local, regional and global environmental problems? This field provides the skills you need to join a fast-growing, cross-disciplinary field.

Why major in Environmental Studies and Sustainability at AU?

Learn to tackle real-world issues through innovation, problem solving and communication. Faculty will teach you how to collaborate with others who work on environmental issues. That means you’ll learn how to bridge gaps between groups that want the best for the environment. This major will launch in the 2019-2020 school year.

Curriculum Highlights

    • Advocacy
    • Art
    • Ecosystems
    • Environmental justice
    • Environmental studies
    • Ethics
    • Politics
  • This program is intended for students with a primary major in a different field, such as Political Science and Public Policy or Business. By combining majors, you will broaden your career possibilities or graduate school options. And even with a second major, you'll still be able to graduate in four years.
Experiential learning

Experiential learning

One of the highlights of the Environmental Studies and Sustainability program will be an intensive summer program at George Williams College on the shores of Geneva Lake in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

Career opportunities

  • Ecological analyst
  • Environmental impact consultant
  • Government service professional
  • Nonprofit professional

Prepare for your future

An Environmental Studies and Sustainability degree will equip you with the skills employers value most: communicating your ideas, analyzing a problem, and working with others to find a solution. In a job market that’s evolving faster than ever, you'll have the knowledge and tools to succeed in a variety of fields.