Bachelor of Arts (BA) Environmental Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Development comes with a price, and that price is the decay of our natural environment. Does that mean we should stop developing our nation in order to preserve our environment? Or should we forgo our environment for developments’ sake?

This programme will hopefully produce graduates who will find the middle ground for the tug-of-war between development and the environment. Covering interdisciplinary subjects ranging from biology, geology, policy studies and law, geography, religion, civil and chemical engineering, chemistry, economics, history, and sociology, students will face environmental studies as a whole, enabling them to have an analytical and functional perspective on the environmental issues facing our world today.

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental Education
  • Media Production
  • Environmental and Alternative Health
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Environment and Community Arts
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Resource Planner/Manager for related government agencies
  • Conservation Officer with related government agencies
  • Educator

Course Modules

  • Physical Environment
  • Environment and Humans
  • Universal Environmental issues
  • Quantitative Environmental Techniques and Methods
  • Development of Environmental Sustainability
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Sociological Impact Analysis Techniques
  • Environmental Law
  • Management of Sustainable Forest in Malaysia
  • Introduction to Waste Management
  • Assessment of Environmental Impact: Theory and Practical
  • Physical Environment Analysis Technique
  • Economical Environment
  • Maritime Issues Around South East Asia
  • Development and Water Resources
  • Environmental Management II
  • Advanced Geographical Information Systems
  • Urbanization and the Environment
  • City Environment
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Waterways Management and Planning
  • City Management

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Department of Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Phone: +6(03)7967 5504
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