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Joint Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

Students in Earth & Environmental Sciences or Environmental Analysis & Policy have the opportunity to pursue both a BA and an MS offered as one coherent plan of study. The BA/MS program combines advanced undergraduate and graduate coursework to provide students with the foundational knowledge and advanced analytical skills to prepare them for professional opportunities in energy and environmental fields at a variety of organizations including government agencies, consulting firms, and nonprofits. Graduates of the program are employed by Critigen, GP Energy Management, HealthDrive, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Power Advisory LLC, TrueLight Energy, and the US Environmental Protection Agency, among many others.

This program generally allows the student to receive both the BA and the MS in five years or less. Students must apply to the program before May 1 of their junior year and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA through the end of their junior year. Graduate courses must be completed with a grade of B– or better. At least 152 credits must be completed to fulfill BU requirements for the BA/MS, in addition to course requirements for the respective BA degree. A plan of study must be developed by the student and approved a faculty advisor. Along with a BA in Earth & Environmental Sciences or a BA in Environmental Analysis & Policy, students may pursue an MS in one of the following:

To apply to one of the BA/MS programs, visit the GRS application page online here.

For more information, contact:

James Baldwin, Director of Master’s Programs (he/him)

  • Office: STO 457B, 675 Commonwealth Ave
  • Phone: 617-353-7551
  • Email:

Jorge Hernandez Maldonado, Graduate Program Coordinator (he/him)