Bachelor in Environmental Sciences and SustainabilityDrive sustainable change
Are motivated to address major environmental and global challenges using scientific knowledge and want to generate positive change for society and the environment.
An innovative, transdisciplinary program using project-based learning, which prepares them to address complex sustainability challenges from a scientific, social and economic perspective.
- Climate change specialist
- Environmental health and safety specialist
- Sustainability project analyst
- Environmental risk assessment
The Bachelor in Environmental Sciences and 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.
1 year Segovia + 3 years Madrid
*Important information: This program is under verification process and is subject to change. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Admission Department.
If you choose to study the Bachelor in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability, you will study the first year in Segovia and the last three years in Madrid.
FIVE REASONS TO CHOOSE THE BACHELOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND SUSTAINABILITY
QUESTION THE WORLD FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES
Our planet is interconnected and in constant evolution. In the Bachelor in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability, you’ll leverage science to tackle the issues that not only affect the planet, but also impact society as a whole. This program takes a hybrid approach to the current environmental crisis, combining a solid in-depth base in environmental sciences to understand the underlying causes of the global threats we face today, 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.
DISCOVER MAJOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE CHANGE
Enhanced adaptative 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. Decarbonization is one of the greatest challenges of our time. The energy transition cannot be achieved without structural changes to the mobility of goods and people and our consumption habits. This requires investment in the so-called “green 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. A total of 24 million jobs are expected to be created by the green economy alone by 2030. Learn how to transform these challenges into opportunities.
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 in terms of sustainability. The Bachelor in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability is designed in line with the reality our planet, societies, and economies face today. Our goal is to provide solid scientific knowledge to thrive in a complex world.
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 and Sustainability uses a systemic approach to sustainability, empowering students to identify how environmental issues create social and economic impact and vice versa.
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 and Sustainability meets this demand by training professionals in both environmental sciences and the management of sustainable projects, including the use of cutting-edge digital tools.
A CHANGING WORLD FACING GLOBAL CHALLENGES
Today’s world faces several major environmental challenges, including pollution at various scales, the loss of biological diversity and 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 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 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 complex sustainability challenges, as well as other complex challenges which have environmental, economic, and social dimensions. We will give our students the ability and knowledge to develop and manage solutions that move towards more sustainable production and consumption patterns, using transdisciplinary approaches to address major environmental and global challenges.
A SYSTEMIC APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY
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
A MULTIDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION TO MANAGE COMPLEXITY
The Bachelor in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability program seeks to develop profiles that combine environmental sciences with the skills required to develop and implement sustainable projects. In addition to studying environmental sciences, you’ll also apply your knowledge to the environmental and social challenges of our time.
You’ll graduate as a professional capable of designing, planning and directing tests and research on sustainable projects and initiatives that address environmental issues. Your training in the business, governance, and academic fields 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.
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Success in global business depends on our ability to communicate. With this in mind, our programs seek to immerse students in the real-world conditions of the international business markets. This bachelor's degree is taught entirely in English in order to prepare students for future careers in top organizations. For students looking to improve their English skills, we offer a special Language Proficiency Track (LPT) in year one to help students progressively adapt to studying in English.