Where students earn a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies or Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, as well as a Master of Arts in Media and Communication

This program is a unique partnership between the Hussman School of Journalism and Media and the Environment, Ecology and Energy Program, with support from Honors Carolina, and is designed to be completed in five years.

NEW FOR 2023: We are launching a new, one-year Journalism master’s curriculum in summer 2023, eliminating the need for a dual degree program in journalism. We will maintain an ESC pipeline for students interested in the Journalism program of study to reserve places in MEJO undergrad courses in preparation for applying to our journalism master’s program en route to completing both degrees in five years. Our dual degree program remains in place for students interested in the Strategic Communication program of study.

This program might be for you if:

You’re fascinated by science, and people, too.
You’ll gain a broad understanding of the most critical environmental issues of our day, immersing yourself in subjects ranging from biology to economics and sociology. Through study in the field, you’ll have experiences like snorkeling with sea turtles, learning ecology in the Galapagos Islands, or studying firsthand how European countries are cutting carbon emissions.

You want to help others understand how the world works. Or you want to craft messages that inspire others to take action.
You’ll study with both top scientists and award-winning communicators. You’ll discover how to make science accessible and exciting to the public. And you’ll gain skills in public relations, social media marketing, photography, broadcast journalism, writing, or graphic design that will make you a stand-out employee.

You’re ready to get started.
This program is a fast track to careers at nonprofits, eco-conscious businesses, or media organizations. And though the program is rigorous, no GRE is required for admission.