BA in Environmental Management

The BA in Environmental Management provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to transform how we do business, build communities, make and implement laws and policies, and live our daily lives throughout the 21st century and beyond.


Organization Name: 
Southern New Hampshire University
Discipline: 
Environmental
Degree : 
Bachelor's Degree
Location: 
Manchester, NH

In today’s world, it’s becoming essential to go green, which means living and working sustainably. Public opinion, political pressure, emerging business opportunities, and ecological realities are driving the integration of sustainability concerns into nearly every major employment sector in the United States and abroad. The B.A. in Environmental Management provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to take advantage of these trends, and to transform how we do business, build communities, make and implement laws and policies, and live our daily lives throughout the 21st century and beyond.

Our program is aimed primarily at students interested in sustainability-focused careers in business, consulting, community development, law or policy, politics, public administration, and related fields. It prepares students to meet the sustainability challenges faced by professionals in these fields every day by teaching them how to engage in the holistic, adaptive management of the health and resilience of the systems at the human-nature interface necessary to support both stewardship of the natural environment and long-term improvement in the human condition.

The sustainability field is expanding rapidly and in many directions at once. Depending on their career goals, students who seek an edge in the sustainability job market right away -- or in pursuing a graduate or professional degree in a complementary field such as business administration (M.B.A.), community economic development (M.S.), public administration (M.P.A.), or law (J.D.) before entering the sustainability job market at a more advanced level -- may combine the environmental management major with a minor in a complementary field such as business, international business, operations and supply chain management, organizational leadership, project management, economics, finance, political science, or sociology, or with a certificate in pre-law.