Environmental Studies, B.A.S.

Program Locations

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Studies is available at the following locations:

About this Program

Enter a rapidly-growing, cross-disciplinary field in need of well-qualified graduates. Wayland’s environmental studies degree prepares students for careers in the private or public sector dealing directly with the identification and implementation of solutions to environmental problems facing this generation and future generations. Students focus their studies on topics such as environmental pollution; wildlife conservation and biodiversity; food production and wise use of natural resources; and the proper role of environmental regulations to promote a sustainable environment. The program is unique in its emphasis on the importance of a faith-based creation care ethic to achieve sustainable use of natural resources.

Those holding a degree in environmental studies are well equipped for careers in state and federal government policy and research; positions in wildlife management and related fields in criminal justice; and private sector positions dealing with various issues related to environmental management and implementation of green technologies. Course requirements for this degree includes several alternative paths involving a mix of courses in biology, chemistry, environmental science, and geology; and a variety of complementary course options in non-science content areas.

The environmental studies program is available as a specialization within the Bachelor of Applied Science degree. Students can earn up to 12 credit hours for qualified work experience when seeking the B.A.S. degree, with additional credit possible for specialized training.


A Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Environmental Science requires 124 course hours. The major requires 36 hours, of which at least 22 hours are upper level.

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Courses include Biology, Geology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences.