Bachelor of Science Degrees in Environmental Sciences

Compare 30 Undergraduate Studies in Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

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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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Sustainability

Zayed University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 United Arab Emirates Mohammed Bin Zayed City Dubai + 1 more

Environmental Science and Sustainability 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. [+]

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.... [-]


B.S. in Environmental Sciences

Asian university for women
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years August 2019 Bangladesh Chittagong

Environmental Sciences applies knowledge, tools, and techniques from a range of scientific disciplines in order to deal with environmental challenges, such as issues arising from the impact of human activities on natural systems. [+]

Environmental Sciences applies knowledge, tools, and techniques from a range of scientific disciplines in order to deal with environmental challenges, such as issues arising from the impact of human activities on natural systems.

Courses Offered at AUW

Biology Calculus Chemistry Climate Change Ecology Energy & Environment Environmental Chemistry & Toxicology Environmental Health Environmental Hydraulics Environmental MicrobiologyEthics Geology Hydrology / Water Management Natural Disasters Oceanic & Atmospheric Science Probability & Statistics Research Methodology Waste Management

Career Opportunities

Environmental Scientists pursue diverse career paths in the public and private sectors. Some work forgovernment and non-governmental agencies that address natural resources management, pollution, urban planning, agriculture, and industrial regulation.Others work for private companies, research institutions, and schools. Sample careers include Health Safety & Environment Policy Officer, Environmental Engineer, and Environmental Health Executive.... [-]


Bachelor in Environmental Science

Paul Smith's College
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Paul Smiths

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. [+]

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:... [-]


Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Environmental Science

United International College
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 China Zhuhai

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Colby-Sawyer College
Campus Full time September 2019 USA New London

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.... [-]


BSc Environmental Science

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2019 China Suzhou

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. [+]

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.... [-]


BSc in Environmental Science

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Royal Roads University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 Canada Victoria

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). [+]

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.... [-]


BSc Environmental Geoscience

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

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. [+]

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.... [-]


BSc in Environmental Sciences

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 USA Flagstaff

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. [+]

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? ... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Lupane State University
Campus Full time 4 years February 2019 Zimbabwe Bulawayo

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 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.... [-]


Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science

University of Windsor, Undergraduate
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Canada Windsor

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. [+]

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.... [-]


BSc Environmental Science (Hons)

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Environmental science is a combination of social, natural and physical science built around the idea of sustainability. This programme will develop your understanding of the physical landscape and how society impacts on the environment. [+]

BSc Environmental Science (Hons)Environmental science is a combination of social, natural and physical science built around the idea of sustainability. This programme will develop your understanding of the physical landscape and how society impacts on the environment. You will investigate solutions to environmental issues from various perspectives, including scientific, political, legal and philosophical positions. You will graduate with the skills to deal with local and global environmental issues both academically and practically. You will be able to document human impact on the landscape, explore environmental conflicts and issues, develop environmental policy and manage the environment sustainably. Fieldwork is an essential part of the programme, with trips funded by the School. Destinations include the New Forest, the Lake District, and south-east Spain. As a member of the Erasmus exchange scheme, we have collaborative arrangements with universities in the Netherlands, Italy, and France. This will give you the opportunity to study abroad for a period of time. If you successfully complete at least 36 weeks of the optional work placement, you will be awarded the Diploma of Industrial Study.... [-]


BSc Earth & Environmental Sciences

Botswana International University Of Science And Technology
Campus February 2019 Botswana Palapye

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. [+]

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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BSc in Life and Environmental Sciences

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 4 years February 2019 South Africa 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 environmental sciences. [+]

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.... [-]