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Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Grand Valley State University Grand Valley State University, USA


Jan 2023, Aug 2023

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USD 20750

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USD 30

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48 months


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Program Overview

Students explore the ways interconnected physical, institutional, and cultural systems shape our attitudes and behavior toward the environment. The program emphasizes practical approaches to issues through collaborative problem-solving and involvement in research, internships, and community-based projects.

Students pursuing a major in ENS may choose a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree and complete 35 to 37 credits, plus the B.A. or B.S. program requirements. Students select interdisciplinary coursework from at least one of four focus areas: sustainable food systems, energy, water resources, and culture and the built environment.

The ENS major is designed with the intention for students to easily combine and supplement it with another major, minor, or certificate to further expand knowledge and career options.

Why Study Environmental And Sustainability Studies At Grand Valley?

  • Make connections to pursue a career as an environmental and sustainability professional in industry, government, and non-profit organizations.
  • Develop skills in communication, advocacy, outreach, education, and research.
  • Acquire first-hand experience addressing complex environmental problems through community-based learning, internships, and research projects.
  • Engage in campus sustainability activities at Michigan's top-rated green university.
  • Gain the broad educational background needed to create positive change as leaders, decision-makers, and citizens.

Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.


    6.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    53 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    Tuition Fee

    USD 30

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    9000 Per year

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