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Environmental Studies | Associate Degree

Sterling College


Sterling College offers two interdisciplinary degrees: a two-year Associate of Arts degree, and a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree, both in Environmental Studies.

The Sterling curriculum is equal parts classroom study and applied fieldwork learning, sewn together by guided goal-setting, reflection and broader life skills training. It’s geared to equip you with the experience and knowledge you need to enter the workforce post-graduation or pursue advanced study. After Sterling, alumnx have pursued graduate degrees in ecology, forestry, and art, and careers as outdoor recreation professionals, biologists, wetland ecologists, farmers, educators, and more.

Cost Total Cost $103,420

  • Tuition (yearly) $40,560

  • Housing & Meals (yearly) $10,950

  • Fees (yearly) $200

  • Cost information is approximate, please visit the program's website for the most up to date information available.

Financial Assistance

  • Grants & Scholarships

    Sterling College is committed to make this transformative education accessible. We do everything we can to work with students and their families to plan an affordable path to graduation. 98% of Sterling College students receive some type of financial aid.

    Pell Grant
    State or Local Grant
    Institutional Grant
    Private Grant
    Other Grant
    Federal Scholarship
    State or Local Scholarship
    Private Scholarship
    Other Scholarship
    Veteran Educational Assistance Program
    Post 9-11 GI Bill
    Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance
    State or Local Military Assistance

  • Loans

    If you will have education costs not covered by other sources of financial aid, you and your family may want to consider a loan. Based on your individual need, you may choose to apply for federal or private loans. Federal student loans are available to U.S. Citizens and legal permanent residents of the United States who are not in default of other student loans, have not reached their maximum loan amounts, and are not currently using student loans at another college. Available loan amounts vary based on program level, degree track, and the borrower's financial circumstances.

    Federal Subsidized Loan
    Federal Unsubsidized Loan
    Private Loan
    State or Local Loan
    Parent PLUS Loan
    Other Loan

Related Industries

  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
  • Finance and insurance
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Educational services; state, local, and private