Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary scientific perspective that deals with environmental and
sustainability issues. This study involves the application of physical, biological, and ecological sciences
in the environment. The main aim is that human needs are met in a sustainable way and that everyone has the
right to have clean air, clean water, and resources for industry and agriculture. Some of the main
applications of environmental science include pollution control, resource recovery, and conducting
environmental impact assessments of human activity especially in the operation of major agricultural,
industrial or natural resources exploitation projects.
In general, career environmentalists play a major role in every aspect of life in today’s modern world. They
make sure we have a clean environment for better public health, and that we cater to the needs of
present-day civilization without depriving future generations of the ability to meet their own needs for a
Acquire a diverse academic background to the study of environmental systems, and acquire an attitude of concern for the environment.
Seek to find solutions to environmental problems such as: controlling pollution in the air, water and soil, alternative energy systems, global climate change, preservation of biodiversity and natural resource management in the context of sustainability.
Develop the ability to evaluate measures for the improvement and protection of environment, as well as commitment to work individually or collectively towards solutions of current and future environmental problems.
With a degree in Environmental Science, you can work as:
Environmental technicians: Conduct tests and field investigations to obtain air, water,
and soil samples and other data. Their research is used by engineers, scientists, and others who help
clean up, monitor, control, or prevent pollution.
Green entrepreneurs: Address environmental/social problem/need through the realization
of entrepreneurial concepts which have a net positive effect on the natural environment and are
Environmental journalists: Collect, verify, produce, distribute and express information
regarding current events, trends, and issues associated with the natural environment.
Environmental chemists: Study how chemicals – usually contaminants – move through soil,
surface water, groundwater and atmosphere and their effects on ecosystems, animals, and human health.
Environmental educators: Teach others about issues of conservation, preservation, and
sustainability and play a significant role in developing environmental awareness.
Ecotourism managers: Develop, plan and operate ecotourism enterprises incorporating
the principles of sustainable use, traditionally knowledge and livelihoods while balancing these with
sound environmental and business practices.
Environmental police officers: Protect public waterways, commercial and recreational
outdoor activities, and enforce laws that safeguard a region’s natural resources.
You can set your study pace according to your circumstances and convenience:
Minimum 3.5 years, upon the successful completion of 12 courses per year.
Standard 4 years, upon the successful completion of 10 courses per year.
Maximum 5 years, upon the successful completion of 8 courses per year.
* This study duration does not include English language courses.
Academic Year Breakdown:
* The start and end dates are subject to changes.
Instructional period of 14 weeks plus a final examination period offered twice a year (referred to as Fall and
Spring semester). Additional instructional periods include intersessions and Summer sessions.
The American University of Kurdistan’s annual tuition fees per academic program is 8000$ (for 30 credits).
However, self-funded students can benefit from a newly implemented 15% discount on the tuition fees. This
discount does not apply to international students. For self-funded students and those awarded Merit
Scholarships, the below tuition rates apply:
Annual tuition fees payment
Annual tuition fees payment after 15% discount (NEW)
98.0 – 100
Mustafa Barzani Merit Scholarship
90.00 – 97.99
Chairman Masrour Barzani Merit Scholarship*
80.00 – 89.99
Board of Trustees Merit Scholarship*
The above rates are applicable for students register for courses at AUK from January, 2021.
Annual tuition is based on registration as a full-time student and the successful completion of 30
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