Environmental Studies BSc
Programme summary
Program objectives

The programme aims to train professionals who can overview understand and manage environmental problems, risks and hazards.

Our students base their skills in Natural Sciences and develop their management skills in the fields of planning, analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, related to environmental protection, rational environmental management, sustainable development, sustainable security, environmental conflict management.

The programme includes a compulsary course of Hungarian language and culture which is essential to complete your studies.

Name of qualificationExpert in Applied Environmental Studies
Programme duration6 semesters
Study languageEnglish
Level of qualificationBachelor of Science
Possibilities after completing the course

As an expert of environmental science, one will be able to conduct research for finding solutions to environmental problems. Graduated students can work for administrative authorities or research institutes dealing with the problems of nature and environment protection.

development centres, and for administrative authorities. The programme develops competencies for innovation, problem solving, cooperation and decision making.

Tuition feeEUR 2500/semester



Admission requirementsSecondary school certificate
Next course startsSeptember 2023
Application deadlineApplication is open
Online applicationApplication information


Due to our international relations, students can participate in international courses(see them by clicking on the link)

Programme description

In the past years, beyond the training of social work, pedagogy and theology, the John Wesley College was actively participating in the educational and research activities in connection with the environmental safety and protection of natural and man-made disasters. With the aim to rasie the quality of research and study activities, the College established the Environmental Safety Research Institute. The vision of the institute is to be internationally known leader in understanding of and teaching concerning global environmental impacts on society with a view of general safety paradigms. The institute will serve as a significant research site, a center of high-quality information processing, expert and meaningful solution provider committed to sustainable human development. The John Wesley College trains applied environmental experts based on modern scientific principles. Their skills allow them to understand international level qualification and maintain professional relationships with other scientific fields related to the environmental science. The program teaches an application of environmental science profession together with ecological principles. As environmental science experts, they will be able to conduct research connected to environmental sciences. They can work for institutes engaged in the protection of environment and nature, for research and development centers, and for administrative authorities.

They can also participate in solving problems in the field of environment and nature safety protection in industry, water conservation, forestry, agriculture, public health, municipals and civil organizations. The environmental science study program prepares students to perform tasks which lead to a diagnosis and analysis of the problem before making a decision. The program also prepares students for managing professional matters in an innovation and cooperation way, it also prepares for solving management problems and tasks.

Programme Specializations
Specialization of Environmental Security Management

Characteristics of graduated students:
Experts with social sensitivity and overall environmental security skills ready to work at local, regional and national administrative bodies or private sector dealing with the complex system of environmental safety based on close interaction and mutual definition of the natural, social, economic, political and cultural environment. 

Strength of the Specialization:
Strong problem-solving, analysis and decision-making skills


Specific subjects

  • Disaster management

  • Law enforcement administration

  • Fire and civil protection

  • Strategic planning

  • Environmental security indicators

  • Crisis communication

  • Protection of critical infrastructure

  • Emergency management

  • Environmental safety rehabilitation

  • Protection of hazardous plants

  • Social and civil relations

  • International cooperation and assistance

Specialization of Environmental and Transportation Security

Course description
By creating a practical educational research base for applied transportation and security science, we strive to emphasize the environment, in harmony with environmental security and the characteristics of traffic, trade and operation.  

Characteristics of graduated students:
Experts with theoretical and practical skills are trained in the field of passenger and freight transportation.

Strength of the Specialization:
Skills for self-sufficient, responsible work both in the field of operation and in the area of solving daily traffic problems.

Specific subjects

  • Knowledge of fire, civil protection, and disaster management
  • Transportation skills, transportation statistics
  • Crisis communication
  • Basic logistics
  • Transportation I-II.
  • Transportation and security management
  • Transportation economics
  • Transportation operational
  • Transportation law, charging
  • Transportation security risk analysis
Specialization of Environmental-friendly Cleaning Technology

Characteristics of graduated students:
Experts equipped with knowledge of scientific, ecological human resources management, economics, administrative and specific service management, complemented by high social sensitivity.  They are able to analyze, prevent and eliminate the health, environmental and physical safety environmental risks arising from their daily activities in the human microenvironment. They are skilled for working as a professional facility supervisor or facility manager.

Strength of the Specialization:
Specific knowledge of environmental-friendly cleaning technologies and facility management.

 Specific subjects

  • Fire, civil protection, disaster management skills
  • Contaminant studies
  • Environmental security risk assessment, risk management
  • Effect mechanism
  • Crisis communication
  • Environmental safety rehabilitation
  • Machine, device and operation studies
  • Surface and material studies
  • Cleaning and cleaning technology
  • Quality survey
Specialization of Environmental Security

Students graduating in the Environmental Safety specialization have a basic knowledge of the disciplines required for the application of Environmental Science (Biology, Physics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Informatics). They know the relations between physical, chemical, earth science and ecological processes in the human environment, in the surface and subsurface spheres of the Earth. They understand the impact of environmentally important health, legal and safety regulations on the environment and society. They have knowledge of the most important methodologies for field and laboratory data acquisition, data analysis and processing, data interpretation of living and non-living substances in our environment. They know the methods of basic and applied research related to environmental science.

Specific subjects

  • Basics of data processing
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental radiometry
  • Global environmental protection
  • Sustainability and renewable resources
  • Basics of information technology
  • Basics of information theory
  • Professional subjects common to other specializations

Scientific Students’ Associations Conference
Possible topics

Levente Hufnagel

1. Synthetic review of international literature of ecotheology from the viewpoint of environmental science

2. Quantitative review of literature of biotic and abiotic variables of Earth History; foundation of simulation modeling approach

3. Principles of sustainable living and its regional differences

4. Possibilities of high biodiversity agroforestry systems in organic farming

András Jánossy“Economic and legal grounds of an ‘Arctic Treaty’ and ‘Protocol on Environmental Protection’ to this treaty, consistent with the Charter of the United Nations”
Zsuzsanna Plank

1. Delineation of subsurface contamination

2. Assessment methodology of environmental impacts of geophysical operations

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