Culture, Technology and Environment, BA (Major)

At a Glance: program details

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Prepare to meet the challenges of the future in this unique and innovative degree program in which you improve your cultural competence and harness new and emerging technology to develop humanistic solutions for environmental, societal and global issues.

Program Description

The BA in culture, technology and environment is a collaborative program offered by the Humanities division in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students take a humanistic approach to address issues surrounding:

  • culture: approaching equitable and diverse global citizenship through the study of culture and language
  • environment: addressing climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution and environmental justice through the arts and humanities
  • technology: bringing humanities thinking to the human and ethical challenges of a world shaped by technology

Courses include studies in English, film and media studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, languages and cultures. Students also complete a core of classes that provide context and grounding, as well as hands-on experience in identifying challenges and developing solutions.

In addition to the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit the college's website for more information and requirements.

Program Requirements

Career Outlook

Potential career fields include:

  • climate change or policy analysis
  • documentary writing or producing
  • environmental law
  • journalism
  • nature or science writing
  • nonprofit leadership and management
  • technical writing

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Climate Change Policy Analysts

  • Growth: 6.1%
  • Median Salary*: 76480
  Bright Outlook

Writers and Authors

  • Growth: 3.7%
  • Median Salary*: 73150

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers

  • Growth: 3.7%
  • Median Salary*: 73150


  • Growth: 7.5%
  • Median Salary*: 135740
  Bright Outlook

Public Relations Managers

  • Growth: 5.9%
  • Median Salary*: 129430
  Bright Outlook

Public Relations Specialists

  • Growth: 6.1%
  • Median Salary*: 67440
  Bright Outlook

Technical Writers

  • Growth: 6.9%
  • Median Salary*: 79960
  Bright Outlook

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

Global Opportunities

Global Experience

Study abroad expands students' perspectives by exposing them to new and unique cultures, communities and people. Students can explore the English language at a deeper level through an extended lens of literature, dialects and rhetoric in one of more than 300 Global Education programs. Students who study abroad gain heightened cultural competency and communication and critical thinking skills, which enhance their educational experience and their resumes.

Program Contact Information

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