BA Culture, Technology and Environment


Prepare to meet the challenges of the future in this unique and innovative degree program where 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.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: Yes
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
  • Math Intensity: General program math intensity general




Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman Transfer International Readmission

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.



Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.





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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. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Climate Change Analyst


  • Growth: 7.8%
  • Median Salary*: $73,230
Green Occupation   Bright Outlook

Communications Specialist


  • Growth: -2.3%
  • Median Salary*: $67,120

Freelance Writer


  • Growth: -2.3%
  • Median Salary*: $67,120

Lawyer


  • Growth: 4.0%
  • Median Salary*: $126,930

Public Relations Manager (PR Manager)


  • Growth: %
  • Median Salary*:
  Bright Outlook

Public Relations Specialist


  • Growth: 7.2%
  • Median Salary*: $62,810
Green Occupation   Bright Outlook

Technical Writer


  • Growth: 7.4%
  • Median Salary*: $74,650
  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

With over 250 programs in more than 65 countries (ranging from one week to one year), study abroad is possible for all ASU students wishing to gain global skills and knowledge in preparation for a 21st-century career. Students earn ASU credit for completed courses, while staying on track for graduation, and may apply financial aid and scholarships toward program costs. https://mystudyabroad.asu.edu





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