What will I learn?

The B.S. in Environmental, Sustainability, and Geographic Studies degree prepares students for thinking critically about the complexities of human-environmental interactions through technical course work encompassing scientific writing, quantitative skills and data analysis, applied field- and lab-based experiences (including internships, study abroad, community service, collaborative assignments and research, capstone projects), and effective use of geospatial technologies (e.g., GIS and cartography, GPS, radar, satellite, drone, photogrammetry, environmental quality monitors, and surveying).

Since the geo-environmental sector is very broad in scope, the major does not include pre-defined and narrow concentrations. Instead, the program allows students to complete a customized set of elective coursework that best prepares them for any one of the wide ranging careers in the environmental field that they find of most interest as well as for graduate school.

Which department am I in?

Ogden College of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$27,687.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2022


Ogden College of Science and Engineering

Ogden College Hall Suite 1017,

1906 College Heights Blvd. #11075,



42101, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a secondary school education and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

For international students

Applicants are required to have successful completion of high school with 2.5 GPA

English proficiency requirements (one of the following):

TOEFL IBT – 71; IELTS – 6.0; ELS – Level 109 PTE Academic – 52

We have rolling admission, which means we can admit students to WKU close to the start of each semester; however, we recommend that students apply at least two months before the start of their semester to ensure they have enough time to receive an I-20, student visa, housing, and scholarship information.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.