Environmental Studies | Winthrop University

Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Arts

The environmental studies program is well-suited for students who are interested in environmental issues and people. Graduates are broadly-trained and find jobs in environmental education, compliance branches of city and state government, and environmental advocacy organizations, to name a few. Special aspects of our program include training in geographic information systems software and an experiential learning requirement, which provides real-world experiences before you graduate.

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Potential Employers

Some of the graduates of this program have gone on to work for:

  • Camp Canaan
  • Carolina Computer Partners
  • CDM Smith
  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • City of Charlotte
  • City of Rock Hill, SC
  • Clemson University
  • Comporium
  • Measurement Incorporated
  • Mölnlycke
  • MSI-Forks
  • Navitat Canopy Adventures
  • North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
  • Performance Point, LLC
  • Petroleum Land Services_PLS
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Tulsa Planning Office
  • York Preparatory Academy

Career Paths

Graduates of this program have gone on to become:

  • Chesapeake Conservation and Climate Corps Member
  • Co-Owner
  • Coax Designer
  • Community Organizer
  • Computer Aided Design Technician
  • Computer Lab Monitor
  • Coordinator for Sustainability Education
  • Education Specialist
  • Environmental and Sustainability Specialist
  • Environmental Anthropologist
  • Environmental Compliance/Zoning Officer
  • Environmental Planner
  • Geospatial | CP Technician
  • Global EHS Operations and Energy Manager
  • Harvest Manager and Vegetable Farmer
  • Health And Safety Specialist
  • Horticulturist
  • Planning Project Coordinator
  • Soil Associate

Top Industries

Many of the graduates of this program find themselves working in:


  1. Higher Education
  2. Government Administration
  3. Nonprofit Organization Management
  4. Retail
  5. Environmental Services
  6. Education Management
  7. Civil Engineering
  8. Automotive
  9. Restaurants
  10. Telecommunications

Curriculum and Learning Opportunities

The B.A. degree in Environmental Studies will provide students with a broad introduction to the scientific, social, political, cultural, economic, and policy aspects of environmental issues. B.A. students will choose a minor in a discipline linked to their major.


Why Winthrop?

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Extensive Course Choices

Students receive a comprehensive suite of courses related to human behavior and the environment.

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GIS Training

Geographical Information System skills have led students to jobs in environmental engineering firms.

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Real World Experiences

Required internship/research experience helps students prepare for top graduate programs and employers.

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Beyond Graduation

Environmental studies graduates are prepared to pursue careers with environmental groups, policy groups, and consulting firms and to continue studies in graduate programs in environmental studies and law.