Bachelor in Environmental Sciences for Sustainability

Drive sustainable change
duration4 years
languageEnglish
locationSegovia
intakeSeptember
Mode of studyFull-time
FormatIn-person
duration4 years
languageEnglish
locationSegovia
intakeSeptember
Mode of studyFull-time
FormatIn-person

THE BACHELOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES FOR SUSTAINABILITY

The Bachelor in Environmental Sciences for Sustainability is a transdisciplinary program that combines the study of basic and applied sciences with the skills required to develop and implement sustainable environmental solutions. Using a hands-on approach and project-based learning, the program provides students with a solid scientific base, an understanding of the current socio-political and regulatory environment and a command of the relevant digital tools and existing technologies, empowering them to develop solutions to practical cases and apply their knowledge to environmental challenges.

The Bachelor in Environmental Sciences for Sustainability is an undergraduate program taught entirely in English. It combines natural sciences applied to environmental challenges, economic and legal sciences with technology and associated subjects: its differentiating feature is the use of a scientific approach to major environmental challenges and to how those challenges affect individuals and society as a whole.

Bachelor in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability | IE University

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WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR

IS FOR STUDENTS WHO…

Are motivated to address major environmental and global challenges using scientific knowledge and want to generate positive change for society and the environment.

ARE LOOKING FOR…

An innovative, transdisciplinary program using project-based learning, which prepares them to address complex sustainability challenges from a scientific, technological and socio-economic perspective.

TO BECOME...

  • Environmental specialist or consultant
  • Natural resources manager
  • Conservation specialist
  • Researcher
Location - 4 years in Segovia | IE University

Location

If you choose to study the Bachelor in Environmental Sciences for Sustainability, you will study the four years in Segovia.

FACT SHEET

PROGRAM

Bachelor in Environmental Sciences for Sustainability

DURATION

4 years

LANGUAGE

English

CENTRES OF STUDY AND NUMBER OF PLACES

Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales (Segovia) – 50 places

CREDITS

Total number of credits: 240 ECTS*

Distribution of credits and subjects**:

Core subjects – 60 ECTS

Mandatory subjects – 132 ECTS

Elective subjects – 36 ECTS

Final Project – 12 ECTS

AREA OF KNOWLEDGE

Environmental Sciences and Ecology

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Face-to-face

SPANISH MINISTRY’S REGISTRY OF UNIVERSITIES, CENTRES AND DEGREES

RUCT

ASSURANCE AGENCY

ACSUCYL*** – Buscador Títulos Oficiales

 

*European Credit Transfer System

**The character of the subjects is defined by the Spanish legislation

***Quality Assurance Agency for the University System in Castilla y León

FIVE REASONS TO CHOOSE THE BACHELOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES FOR SUSTAINABILITY

01.

QUESTION THE WORLD FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

Our planet is interconnected and in constant evolution. In the Bachelor in Environmental Sciences for Sustainability, you’ll leverage science to better understand how the natural world and how unsustainable practices have deteriorated ecosystems and depleted its natural resources, impacting our economies and societies. The relation is bidirectional, and therefore needs to be approached by combining a solid in-depth scientific base with a wider view of the framework in which we operate and the different forces of change. It focuses on the links between science, society and the environment, embracing complexity and recognizing that there are no simple solutions.

02.

DISCOVER MAJOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

Enhanced adaptive strategies are needed to reduce our exposure and vulnerability to the harmful effects of environmental challenges and increase the capacity of communities to be more resilient and cope better, this demands new skills for transformation and natural recovery. Climate change, pollution, natural resources and biodiversity loss are the grand environmental challenges of our time, and green policies such as the European Green Deal are the main drivers of change toward a greener economy built on decarbonization, resource efficiency and socially inclusive models. As this green economy grows, so does the demand for sustainability and green skills in both the public and the private sectors. In fact, the Global Green Skills Report shows that green talent in the workforce has shown a growth rate of 38.5% in the last five years. Currently, around 10% of job posts require at least one green skill, and a total of 24 million jobs are expected to be created by the green economy alone by 2030. Learn how to transform green challenges into opportunities.

03.

HAVE A REAL POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE WORLD

Today’s society is increasingly informed and aware of environmental challenges, but also increasingly confused about how to respond to those challenges effectively. The Bachelor in Environmental Sciences for Sustainability is designed in line with the reality our ecosystems, societies, and economies face today. Our goal is to provide solid scientific knowledge to thrive in a complex world.

04.

APPLY A SYSTEMIC APPROACH TO DEVELOP TRANSDISCIPLINARY SKILLS

Green skills are transdisciplinary and applicable to all sectors. There is no single “green industry”: all industries can integrate a green component. The Bachelor in Environmental Sciences for Sustainability uses a systemic approach to sustainability, empowering students to identify how environmental issues create social and economic impact and vice versa.

05.

USE SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATIVE TOOLS TO TACKLE ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

The environmental challenges that we currently face require both scientific expertise and an understanding of the social and political issues at hand. Policies, regulatory frameworks, and new business models are all parts of the solution. The Bachelor in Environmental Sciences for Sustainability meets this demand by training professionals in both environmental sciences and sustainable projects, including the use of cutting-edge digital tools.

BACHELOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES FOR SUSTAINABILITY Pillars

A CHANGING WORLD FACING GLOBAL CHALLENGES

Today’s world faces several major environmental challenges, including pollution at various scales, the loss of biological diversity, the collapse of ecosystems, and desertification. We are in a state of climate emergency. The environmental crisis poses challenges at the economic, political, social, cultural and scientific level, requiring substantial changes in our institutions, public policies, societies, and businesses. This program meets this demand by training professionals with a hybrid approach that combines environmental sciences and the understanding of the complexity of our world, leading to efficient, effective, robust, durable and sustainable solutions.

A HIGHLY DEMANDED PROFILE

To tackle the above challenges, we want to train professionals from both scientific and multidisciplinary backgrounds:

We will train professionals with solid scientific foundations, capable of applying their knowledge in academia, business, civil society organizations, or public policy. Our project-based methodology will allow them to apply scientific knowledge to projects which address the climate crisis and other complex environmental challenges, considering all of their dimensions: scientific, economic and social. We will give our students the ability and knowledge to understand, analyze and evaluate an ecosystem and propose solutions that move towards recovery and restoration using transdisciplinary approaches to address major environmental global challenges.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING TO MASTER COMPLEXITY

Experiential Learning is the process of learning by doing. Our students will have hands-on experiences to better connect theories and knowledge to real-world environmental situations. Our students will have a field trip every semester, laboratory sessions and immersive learning experiences with multimedia material, virtual reality or video games to develop a broader view.

The variety of teaching methodologies will provide you with the skills to manage and lead multidisciplinary teams, empowering you to face future environmental challenges from a science-based and versatile position. You’ll graduate as a professional capable of designing, planning and directing tests and research to evaluate or address environmental issues.

APPROACH TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

Applying systemic thinking to sustainability allows us to see and better understand the impact of decisions made in the public and private sectors to transform challenges into opportunities and avoid unintended consequences. Through a systemic approach, we seek to empower our students to define relationship models and interdependence between variables, and to design innovative responses that generate positive change.

STUDENT STORIES

At IE University, more than 75% of our student body comes from outside Spain, representing an average of 130 nationalities on campus each year. We take great pride in these numbers—and in the individuals behind them.

Our students are natural go-getters with a global outlook and a dream of a better future. Regardless of their degrees or passions, they strive every day to unleash their innovative potential and reach their goals. Driving this shared vision are people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. They are both united and entirely unique. These are our students. Discover their stories.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BACHELOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Juan Silva, Academic Director of this program at IE University, explains in-depth the Bachelor in Environmental Sciences for Sustainability.

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Faculty Stories

Our 500-strong faculty guides students to unleash their potential day in, day out. Their influence across all five Schools can’t be overstated, inspiring young, energetic minds as they define their personal and professional trajectories. 

But what kind of person does it take to create such impact? The individuals that make up the IE University faculty are special. Coming from diverse, global backgrounds, they each bring distinct perspectives and innovative ideas that embody what makes IE University stand out. Their stories are personal and unique—but don’t take our word for it. Read their stories to see for yourself.

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FACULTY RESEARCH

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Environmental Science & sustainability?

The Bachelor in Environmental Sciences for Sustainability is a transdisciplinary program that combines the study of basic and applied sciences with the skills required to develop and implement sustainable environmental solutions.

Is environmental sustainability a good major?

The Bachelor in Environmental Sciences for Sustainability at IE University has been designed by our expert faculty and blends an in-depth knowledge of the basic and environmental sciences with technology, economy and law.

Is sustainability a science major?

The Bachelor in Environmental Sciences for Sustainaibility is part of the School of Science and Technology at IE University.

Is a Bachelor's in Environmental Science worth it?

With a Bachelor in Environmental Science for Sustainibility, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to address the environmental challenges of our time. This program prepares you to enter the job market immediately, whether in an academic, business, governmental, non-governmental or research setting. Your versatile profile will demonstrate your ability to address complexity, reflect and act accordingly.

What do you study for sustainability?

Studying a Bachelor in Environmental Sciences for Sustainability means you will address major environmental and global challenges using scientific knowledge and enerate positive change for society and the environment.

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