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Program at a Glance

College of Undergraduate Studies
Office of Interdisc Studies
$212.28 per credit hour
$748.89 per credit hour

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The Environmental Studies degree prepares students for a number of interesting and challenging careers. Its interdisciplinary nature provides students with tools that can be applied across a spectrum of science, social behavior, and humanities, using the strengths of the various areas. Students seeking journalistic or artistic careers will gain a scientific background by which to understand environmental science, while students going into the sciences will appreciate the social, political, and ethical dimensions of environmental actions and policy decisions.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students must have declared an Environmental Studies major at least two semesters before graduation.
  • Research, Internship, and Independent study credit cannot be used in this major without approval from the Interdisciplinary Studies Advising Office and Program Director.
  • Co-op credit cannot be used in the major.
  • Students must earn at least a "C" (2.0) grade in each course required for the major.
  • Students must consult with an academic advisor when entering the program.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.
  • Students wishing to earn an Environmental Studies degree as a double degree, double major, or second degree, must complete all advanced level core requirements and restricted electives exclusive of credits done for the other degree(s) and/or major(s), including any minors associated with that degree.
  • Courses taken to satisfy basic and advanced core requirements cannot be used as in the Sciences or Communication and Planning track electives.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

May 1
November 1
March 1
July 1
November 1
March 1
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September 1
January 1

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Air Pollution Compliance Inspector
  • Ecological Modeler
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science Professor
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Studies Professor
  • Management and Policy Professor
  • Water Pollution Scientist

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