The Bachelor’s Degree Program in Environmental Studies is open to graduates of all types of secondary schools. The program provides a broad overview of the complex relations between society and the natural world. During three years of full-time study, we devote a significant amount of time to issues concerning the protection of nature, landscape and the environment, and to the cultural, social, economic, and political contexts of this protection.
The courses in the Program interconnect knowledge of the natural sciences (such as ecology, geography, biology), the social sciences (such as ecological economics, sociology, philosophy, and history), as well as a wide range of practically oriented courses (such as entrepreneurship, environmental education, non-profit organizations, and landscape management). During your studies in the Program, you will get more than 80 hours of practical training focused on the environment.
Since the Program consists of many diverse topics, we consider it important that you choose your own path of study – we offer more than 30 elective courses and 3 specializations. In your personalized schedule, you can also “mix” the various courses from these tracks:
Socio-Ecological Entrepreneurship offers a specialization in entrepreneurship that has goals other than just profit, whether it be in the social, environmental or cultural sphere. Therefore, while the courses in this track focus primarily on practical skills useful in business, they also provide a theoretical and critical perspective that transcends the business world.
Civic Engagement and Public Administration
Civic Engagement and Public Administration offers comprehensive preparation for students seeking to promote the protection of nature and the environment within the framework of non-profit organizations or in state and local government institutions. The courses in this track familiarize students with the work of environmental organizations, providing practical knowledge and skills such as project management, fundraising for non-profit activities, and dealing and cooperating with people.
Cultural Environmental Studies
Cultural Environmental Studies is a track aimed at students who are interested in the roots and the broader contexts of environmental issues. The courses offer a unique cultural and historical overview which provides students with a strong basis for further study in the social sciences as well as in the humanities.
Field of Study Combinations
The Bachelor’s Degree Program in Environmental Studies is a double-field program. This means that at the Bachelor’s level, you will study Environmental Studies concurrently with another Bachelor’s Degree Program in a different field of study.
There are many possible combinations:
Here at the Faculty of Social Studies, we offer combinations with any of the Bachelor’s degree programs at this Faculty: Security and Strategic Studies, European Studies, Gender Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology, Social Anthropology, Social Work, Sociology, Public Policy and Human Resources, and Media Studies and Journalism.
We also offer inter-Faculty combinations: at the Faculty of Education MU, the combination is with Social Education; at the Faculty of Arts MU, it is with Philosophy, Academic Study of Religions, Aesthetics, Cultural Studies of China, History, Art History, English Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, and Spanish Language and Literature; at the Faculty of Science MU, it is with Geography and Cartography with a View to Education; at the Faculty of Economics and Administration MU, it is with Public Economics and Education.