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A BSc degree can help students enhance their career prospects and earning potential. Also referred to as a Bachelor of Science, this degree is often completed in a few years and can provide students with a strong foundation in a particular subject.

Students may choose to pursue a career in environmental science if they enjoy learning about the natural world. What is a BSc in Environmental Sciences? This versatile degree is often a combination of biology, science, chemistry, geology and mathematics. Environmental scientists are usually analytical problem-solvers with a passion for helping people and the planet. This degree is versatile, and there are many sub-fields in which to specialize such as soil science, wildlife conservation, environmental consulting or even as waste remediation.

By earning a BSc in Environmental Science, students can hone many professional and general life skills, such as critical thinking and communication. In addition, students may choose to specialize in a particular branch of environmental science and become knowledgeable in fields such as oceanography, meteorology or horticulture.

The cost of earning a Bachelor of Science degree varies by school. The number of credits taken per semester can affect the cost, and a BSc degree can be earned by attending part-time or full-time. Be sure to reach out to schools for current cost information and to see if you qualify for financial aid.  

Once the degree is earned, students can look for employment in a variety of fields. Some students may choose to work in the private sector as compliance officers, environmental analysts or project managers. Additionally, there are employment opportunities in the public sector working for a government entity or a conservation alliance. Other job titles may include wetlands specialist, field technician, meteorologist or aquatic technician.

A BSc can often be earned online or in a classroom. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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30 Results in Environmental Sciences

Paul Smith's College

Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science - Students in our Environmental Science program have a rare opportunity to gain direct experience in field studies within the 6-m ... [+]

Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science

Students in our Environmental Science program have a rare opportunity to gain direct experience in field studies within the 6-million acre Adirondack Park. The campus is surrounded by lakes, streams and forests, making it a prime location to learn about ecosystems, environmental issues and the collaboration among people who work together to make a better environment. In your first days on campus, you begin your journey by working in the field, immediately learning about field techniques through active participation. You’ll continue with field studies in your upper division courses. The program allows students to tailor their coursework to their interests within this broad field of science. You’ll have the following opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills you need to enter the growing field of environmental science:... [-]

USA Paul Smiths
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Our BSc Environmental Science programme is XJTLU’s foundational environmental degree, enabling you to learn the science behind the Earth’s amazing complexity and its envi ... [+]

Overview

Our BSc Environmental Science programme is XJTLU’s foundational environmental degree, enabling you to learn the science behind the Earth’s amazing complexity and its environmental processes and to help prepare you to take a role in improving the future of our planet. Our staff include research experts and environmental practitioners who will share with you their practical and theoretical insights so that you emerge from your degree with an understanding of how to measure, evaluate, and make decisions about environmental issues.

We have specialised teams working in the areas of: biogeochemistry and environmental chemistry; soil, plant and invertebrate ecology; and physical geography and geomorphology. From day one of your degree, you will take a hands-on approach to the collection and analysis of environmental data in the field and laboratory. You will have the opportunity to learn sophisticated laboratory techniques and data analysis, such as the utilisation of Geographical Information Systems. You will have the opportunity to work and learn in inspiring places where you will gain practical field experience.... [-]

China Suzhou
September 2019
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
Zayed University

Environmental Science and Sustainability Students in Environmental Science and Sustainability have an interest in science and environmental issues. The degree concentrate ... [+]

Overview

Students in Environmental Science and Sustainability have an interest in science and environmental issues. The degree concentrates on topics involving environmental sustainability, an established ideology that promotes environmentally-conscious living and development. Courses will discuss local and global environmental topics from a social, political, economic and ethical perspective, giving students the necessary comprehensive approach in dealing with the UAE’s complex environmental challenges. This is driven by the changing 21st-century landscape, where climate change, the need for efficient use of limited natural resources including energy and water, biodiversity loss, and deteriorating living conditions involving transportation, food safety, health, and other issues demand environmentally friendly solutions. Courses will impart knowledge and skills in all basic sciences, and research, as well as the analysis of environmental and sustainability problems, and the development of strategies to address these.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Mohammed Bin Zayed City Dubai
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Colby-Sawyer College

Combine your passion for the natural world with biogeochemistry, biology, chemistry, and ecology to address and solve issues between humans and the environment. ... [+]

It’s in the Nature of Things

Combine your passion for the natural world with biogeochemistry, biology, chemistry and ecology to address and solve issues between humans and the environment.

The Environment – Down to a Science

Gain advanced scientific and quantitative understanding of contemporary environmental issues with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science. Take advantage of research opportunities in the region's many lakes and rivers, forests and mountain ranges, or walk outside of your residence hall to the campus pond, fields, maple sugar house, permaculture garden and tree nursery, or 86-acre certified tree farm.

Combine your classroom and laboratory learning with field studies courses in the Colorado River basin, the desert Southwest, the island community of Martha’s Vineyard or the White Mountains of New Hampshire.... [-]

USA New London
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Royal Roads University

You’re a science major and aspiring environmental professional seeking workplace-ready technical skills and real-world experience. Accredited by ECO Canada (Environmental ... [+]

Overview

You’re a science major and aspiring environmental professional seeking workplace-ready technical skills and real-world experience. Accredited by ECO Canada (Environmental Careers Organization of Canada), the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science at Royal Roads University teaches industry-standard lab and field methods in a team-based environment that prepares you for certification as an Environmental Professional in-training (EPt).

This intensive one-year degree-completion program provides a comprehensive foundation in environmental science with real-world learning applications, including a major 9-month industry project completed for the public or private enterprise.... [-]

Canada Victoria
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Northeastern Illinois University

The Environmental Science program promotes the development of problem-solving skills, a broad and solid scientific knowledge base, and it teaches effective team collabora ... [+]

Environmental science strives to understand the many interactions between the environment and its components, including the impact of human activities on the environment on one hand and how the environment affects humans on the other. Environmental Science goes to the heart of environmental issues in terms of understanding the science behind them as well as in developing scientifically sound solutions.

The Environmental Science program promotes the development of problem-solving skills, a broad and solid scientific knowledge base, and it teaches effective team collaboration because the understanding of and solutions to environmental issues often involve expertise in many scientific areas such as geology, hydrology, biology, chemistry, physics, as well as environmental policy. Team skills, including leadership abilities, are vital to the environmental scientist and are an integral part of the new Environmental Science major. The program will produce graduates who are committed to civic engagement and are qualified for employment with industry, governmental regulatory agencies, environmental consulting firms, and graduate study in Environmental Science or related fields.... [-]

USA Chicago Grayslake
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Environmental Sciences

Data science is the main driver for innovation in the coming years. In geosciences, there has been an explosion of data collected from various sources. Sensors, satellite ... [+]

Observe. Understand. Discover.

Grounded in environmental science, we seek to observe the world, understand it, and discover with creative data analysis. Our students define the future.

In the age of big data, data is power. Learn how to use this power, to help protect and extend the planet’s natural resources and improve the lives of people everywhere. Choose the Bachelor of Environmental Data Science (BEDS) to combine academic rigor with applications to observe and analyze our land, water, air and biosphere. Lead our society into this new data era with a solid understanding of the environmental processes and answer questions that have never been asked before.

The program is currently being approved; there may be slight changes in the study plan, tuition fees, etc.!... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
United International College

The Environmental Science programme at U.I.C. is an interdisciplinary programme which provides students with relevant scientific principles and skills and management conc ... [+]

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Environmental Science

The Environmental Science programme at U.I.C. is an interdisciplinary programme which provides students with relevant scientific principles and skills and management concepts to understand the complexity of the environment, identify and characterize both natural and anthropogenic environmental problems especially those associated with rapid industrialization and urbanization, to evaluate risks associated with these problems, and to develop and formulate management strategies, sustainable systems, and public policies to resolve complex environmental issues.

China is becoming one of the world's fastest growing economic regions. The rapid growth has led to the fast expansion of cities and urban centers into the rural areas, bringing along a tremendous amount of construction and industrial activities. Such fast pace of industrialization often leads to environmental degradation, which ultimately affects the health of the people and the sustainability of growth. To ensure good environmental quality and standard of living, well-thought-out environmental policies and plans for sustainable economic development are required at the national, provincial and city levels.... [-]

China Zhuhai
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Focusing on environmental and geological issues of societal concern, this course is unique in that it is provided in conjunction with the world-leading British Geological ... [+]

Overview

Focusing on environmental and geological issues of societal concern, this course is unique in that it is provided in conjunction with the world-leading British Geological Survey (BGS).

Geoscientists work to understand the Earth's processes and provide essential information for solving some of the 21st century's most pressing societal challenges, including managing resources, protecting the environment, and the health, safety and welfare of the public.

Run collaboratively with the BGS, which advises the UK government on all aspects of geoscience, this course is designed to help grow the next generation of environmental geoscience experts.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Northern Arizona University

This degree encourages students to explore the many faces of the environmental sciences, including living and non-living components. Students will receive an overall grou ... [+]

Available Emphasis Areas:

Applied Geology - Emphasis Applied Mathematics - Emphasis Administration and Policy - Emphasis Biology - Emphasis Chemistry - Emphasis Environmental Communication - Emphasis Environmental Management - Emphasis

Please note that not all emphases are available online. Check with your adviser for additional information.

This degree encourages students to explore the many faces of the environmental sciences, including living and non-living components. Students will receive an overall grounding in essential sciences, with options to delve into the human dynamics of the environment, such as policy and management.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences? ... [-]
USA Flagstaff
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Windsor, Undergraduate

If you have a natural curiosity and concern about such issues as climate change, pollution, biodiversity, and sustainability, Environmental Science offers you exciting ca ... [+]

Program Description

If you have a natural curiosity and concern about such issues as climate change, pollution, biodiversity, and sustainability, Environmental Science offers you exciting career opportunities. It applies scientific tools from such disciplines as biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and geography, and allows the integration and application of these to field and laboratory studies.

Environmental scientists use scientific tools and principles to study the biological, physical, and chemical components that comprise our environment and how they interact and respond to human influences. At UWindsor, we apply an integrated systems approach to provide you with the knowledge necessary for sustainable development of resources and for the management and mitigation of environmental change.... [-]

Canada Windsor
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Lupane State University

The program aims to expose students to an integrated view of the planet earth as a life support system. The lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere are explored with part ... [+]

The program aims to expose students to an integrated view of the planet earth as a life support system. The lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere are explored with particular reference to land resources, water, and minerals. Key interactions of plant and animal populations and the effect of human activities on these are considered. Management interventions considering air pollution and climate change, energy alternatives, waste disposal, recycling, biodiversity loss and land degradation are explored.

The program also looks at the different ways in which the environment is perceived and understood in the social sciences and how these various perspectives shape the way in which management interventions are implemented. This involves identifying and unpacking the conceptual framework and underlying ideologies which characterize the different environmental perspectives. The aim here is to develop a critical approach to investigating environmental issues and policy analysis. Key economic ideas and concepts are also explored to show how these can be used to explain environmental problems and shape appropriate intervention measures. The program also explores the varied environmental management principles which recognize the complex nature of defining and dealing with environmental problems.... [-]

Zimbabwe Bulawayo
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Stirling

If you want a career tackling the world's most pressing environmental challenges this is the course for you. ... [+]

Overview

If you want a career tackling the world's most pressing environmental challenges this is the course for you.

Today’s environmental scientists are challenged to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as climate change, pollution, loss of biodiversity and the sustainable provision of energy, food, and clean water.

Stirling is a hub for conservation and environmental organisations. It's a superb place to study Environmental Science. We were one of the first UK universities to introduce an Environmental Science degree and our course is accredited by the Institute of Environmental Sciences.

You’ll gain a scientific grounding and relevant, employable and in-demand skills. Specialist skills modules are included in each semester of our course, and regular careers sessions are embedded into core teaching. Field training is a fundamental element that includes field courses in Scotland, Iceland and Spain.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
48 months
Campus
University of Johannesburg

This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory, and methodology of life and env ... [+]

AUCKLAND PARK KINGSWAY CAMPUS

This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory, and methodology of life and environmental sciences.

The purpose of the BSc Life and Environmental Sciences is to develop qualified scientists who can identify, evaluate and solve problems associated with life, earth and environmental sciences and be able to assume and demonstrate initiative and responsibility in related academic and professional contexts in South Africa as well as in the international world. With the focus of the programme being on the principles and theory of the life and environmental sciences with the possible applications thereof, the students acquire the appropriate competence and research ability that serves as a basis for entry into the labor market and a range of professional training and practice as well as postgraduate studies opportunities.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Botswana International University Of Science And Technology

This programme covers the understanding of earth systems, the integration of theoretical and practical investigation, a holistic and multidisciplinary scientific approach ... [+]

This programme covers the understanding of earth systems, the integration of theoretical and practical investigation, a holistic and multidisciplinary scientific approach, the importance of spatial and temporal scale, the importance of sustainability, the examination of resource use and environmental management.

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Botswana Palapye
September 2019
Campus