Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology
Fast Facts/Quick Info
- Program Duration: 4 years (appx. 16 quarters) / 189 credit hours
- Career Opportunities: Depending on your personal interests or career goals, professional opportunities for B.S. Human Ecology graduates include:
- Environmental Scientist, health specialization
- Environmental Restoration Planner
- Construction Manager
- Transportation Manager
- Urban/Regional Planner
- Industrial Ecologist
- Water Resource Specialist
- Compliance Manager
- Logistics Manager
- Fish/Game Wardens
- Regulatory Affairs Manager
- Environmental or Natural Resource Economist
- Climate Analyst
- Typical Applicant Attributes: Environmentally aware, Sustainability focused, Ecological footprint conscious, Conservation oriented, Motivated, Responsible with resources, Socially aware, Impactful change maker
- Noteworthy: At many large, public schools offering B.S. in Human Ecology programs, lecture-driven classes seating hundreds of students are the norm, but not at Life University. Here, the classes are small, with a focus on engaged and active learning, such as small-group work, one-on-one interaction with faculty mentors and hands-on experience both on and off campus.
General Program Overview
Human ecology is an interdisciplinary field that studies the relationship between humans and their economic, social and natural environments. It strives to develop a means by which sustainability could be achieved. This new degree program enrolling in the Spring Quarter of 2019 is an excellent fit within the vitalistic philosophy engrained in all Life University degree programs, as we recognize that the economic, social and natural environments, much like the innate human body, can thrive without disruptive interferences.
The B.S. In Human Ecology from Life University contains two tracks in which students can focus their studies: the People, Politics and Social Change (PPSC) specialization; and the Science, Sustainability and Resource Management (SSRM) specialization. Within the PPSC track, students will explore the challenges of sustainable living and how these ideals may be used to develop sustainable solutions to pressing issues at both the local and global levels. In the SSRM track, students will gain the technical skills required to audit the social, political and policy impact of technological advancements and will develop practical solutions to some of the most pressing contemporary environmental, economic and social challenges with a focus on sustainable practices.
Selected Course Curriculum Core Curriculum
- Communications and Humanities (20 credit hours)
- Science, Mathematics and Computers (25 credit hours)
- Social Sciences (20 credit hours
Bachelor of Science Curriculum
- Human Ecology Core (47 credit hours)
- Applied Science Requirements (45 credit hours)
- Track and Science Electives (20 credit hours)
- Free Electives (12 credit hours)
3 Key Questions to Ask Before Earning Your Human Ecology Degree at Life University
- How long will it take me to earn my Bachelor’s in Human Ecology?
It takes approximately 4 years/16 quarters (189 credit hours) to obtain your degree.
- Why Life University?
Future degree holders of Life University’s Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology will be able to utilize professional knowledge and contemporary scientific techniques to improve the lives of people in society while maintaining environmental quality; demonstrate standards of ethical conduct, environmental stewardship and responsible citizenship as agents of positive social change; analyze and interpret scientific data to make informed decisions regarding contemporary social issues; and explain the dynamic roles of society, culture and psychology within human systems for the purposes of maintenance and sustainable use of natural ecosystems.
- Can I earn my Bachelor’s in Human Ecology online?
Currently, Life University does not offer the Bachelor’s in Human Ecology degree online. However, our campus is conveniently located in Marietta, Georgia, part of the thriving Atlanta metro area, and is only 35 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
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