Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Sustainability

Students in Environmental Science and Sustainability have an interest in science and environmental issues. The degree concentrates on topics involving environmental sustainability, an established ideology that promotes environmentally-conscious living and development. Courses will discuss local and global environmental topics from a social, political, economic and ethical perspective, giving students the necessary comprehensive approach in dealing with the U.A.E.’s complex environmental challenges. This is driven by the changing 21st century landscape, where climate change, the need for efficient use of limited natural resources including energy and water, biodiversity loss, and deteriorating living conditions involving transportation, food safety, health and other issues demand environmentally friendly solutions. Courses will impart knowledge and skills in all basic sciences, and research, as well as the analysis of environmental and sustainability problems, and the development of strategies to address these. The study of the environment requires a solid understanding of the sciences, and this preparation could be used for graduate medical studies as students will be able to achieve all requirements for pre-med, provided that the elective outside the major is a psychology course. Career paths are therefore flexible and can either lead to environmental careers, or to graduate studies such as medicine, or any other discipline which requires solid scientific preparation. Careers in environmental science include environmental protection, environmental management, sustainable technologies, environmental health, environmental science, sustainability science, or energy science. Required Credit Hours: minimum hours