Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Options
At Penn State Altoona, you can choose between two degrees: the bachelor of arts (B.A.) or the bachelor of science (B.S.) in environmental studies. Both degrees provide a broadly-based liberal arts background for the study of environmental issues, blending the principles of the natural sciences with the intellectual traditions of the humanities and the social sciences. Emphasis is placed on experiential learning, ecological literacy, and problem-solving with a goal towards purposeful action.