Bachelor of Arts

BA in Liberal Studies, Environmental Studies


Our planet is a complex ecosystem that is constantly transforming, from both natural and manmade causes. Be on the forefront of global conservation and environmental efforts while learning the critical skills necessary to become advocates and eco-citizens. Explore the economic, political, ethical, and social dynamics in the context of environmental stewardship through experiential and engaging coursework. By understanding the multifaceted obstacles that conservation faces, you’ll be able to understand all parties involved and aid in problem resolution. At AUSB, you’ll join a peer community where you receive personal attention in small class sizes. Measure your success through applied learning and community projects, not one-size-fits-all tests. Apply up to 135 quarter (90 semester) transfer units, and learn about prior learning credits. Become part of a powerful community of engaged students of all backgrounds, and acquire the skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience to meet your goals. This degree is offered by AU Santa Barbara.


Program Overview

Whether you are currently a community college student, a busy parent or worker, a veteran, or an international student, our Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree completion program is designed to support your personal, academic, and professional goals at any point in your life or career path. Our approach to learning and teaching is reflective, experiential, and engaging, led by experienced faculty who demonstrate mastery in their professions. We combine academic instruction and hands-on experience to build important intellectual and professional tools centered around six core purposes – Critical Thinking, Diverse Perspectives, Social Justice, Applied Learning, Communication, and Self-Awareness – designed to graduate globally-aware citizens, socially-responsible leaders, and highly marketable graduates.

Degree Requirements


The Environmental Studies concentration explores numerous disciplines, including global studies, psychology, business, and multiculturalism, within experiential and engaging coursework. Details on degree requirements for our BA in Liberal Studies

Career Outlook

Just a handful of the broad possibilities include: environmental advocate, sustainability program coordinator, conservationist, habitat restoration coordinator, outdoor educator.

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