BA in Development and the Environment at University of Stellenbosch

The BA Environment & Development Studies is an evolving area of academic discipline which involves a combination of such subjects as geography, economics, law, and management studies among others.

General admission requirements

• Write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) AQL
• An NSC aggregate of at least 65% (excluding Life Orientation)
• See further admission requirements under the programs
• Also see the Faculty’s selection guidelines on > Apply > Admission and selection.

Home Language 50%
• First Additional Language 40% If you take Socio-Informatics as a university subject, then also:
• Mathematics 50% OR Mathematical Literacy 70% If you take Economics as a university subject, then also:
• Mathematics 60%

Admission requirements

For admission to the University you need:
• A National Senior Certificate or school-leaving certificate from the Independent Examination Board as certified by Umalusi with admission to bachelor’s degree studies; or
• A university exemption certificate issued by the South African Matriculation Board to students with other school qualifications.
Admission to bachelor’s degree studies requires that you obtain a mark of at least 4 (50-59%) in each of four designated university admission subjects.

What can I do with a BA in environmental studies?

Alternative Energy Analyst.

Alternative Food Systems Analyst.

Alternative Transportation Specialist.

Citizen Participation Facilitator.

Community Sustainability Coordinator.

Consumer Advocate.

Eco-Tourism Guide/ Specialist.

What does a typical BA in Environment comprise of?

Common topics of study in these courses include environmental science, sustainability, the atmosphere, international development, global health, and the procurement and use of the world’s natural resources.

What kind of jobs help the environment?

Conservation Scientist and Forester.

Energy Auditor.

Environmental Engineer.

Environmental Lawyer.

Environment Protection Technician.

Environmental Scientist.


Landscape Architect.

What is the highest paying job in environmental science?

#1 Biochemist.

#2 Environmental Engineer.

#3 Hydrologist.

#4 Environmental Scientist.