The First Step to Serving Your Community

Turn your passion for environmental issues into a successful career with the fully online Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Virginia Wesleyan University. This program features a broad perspective that combines science and economics with perspectives on how humans fit into the natural world. It is designed to prepare you for careers at the intersection of business, law and environmental affairs. You’ll learn from expert instructors with years of experience in their fields, and complete your degree online in a flexible format.

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Empower Your Future in Environmental Studies

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Successful Alumni

More than 92 percent of our alumni are working or in graduate school within 1 year of graduation.

Highly Qualified Faculty

90 percent of our professors have attained the highest degree in their fields.

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Relevant Coursework

Gain practical skills grounded in real-world environmental studies principles.

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A Schedule That Works for You

With courses under 8 weeks in length and 6 starts a year, you can study on your schedule.

About Us

Virginia Wesleyan University is Coastal Virginia's premier university of the liberal arts and sciences. Situated on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach, the University annually enrolls approximately 1,600 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs. Undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Social Work with 39 majors, 30 minors, and 12 pre-professional tracks. Graduate degrees include a Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Education. Students thrive in average class sizes of 14 and through the University's experiential learning, high-impact leadership, and career-development programs. More than 90 percent of Wesleyan's new graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within one year. The state-of-the-art Greer Environmental Sciences Center, Chesapeake Bay Academy, Tidewater Collegiate Academy, and other outstanding facilities and programs serve a vibrant campus community and regional partners in education. An inclusive community dedicated to scholarship and service grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, Virginia Wesleyan University inspires students to build meaningful lives through engagement in Coastal Virginia's dynamic metropolitan region, the nation, and the world.

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