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A BSc (Bachelor of Science) is an undergraduate course of study that takes students three to five years to complete.  While in school, students complete a variety of courses to prepare for additional education or future job opportunities.

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BSc in Environmental Science (Honours)

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 16 years United Kingdom

Our environment is under threat from climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution and resource depletion. This course combines aspects of biology, ecology, geography, chemistry, technology and social science to help you understand the whole picture. You’ll develop the scientific knowledge and techniques needed to understand environmental patterns and processes, investigate ecosystems, and to address local and global environmental issues. You’ll also investigate how environmental... [+]

Best Distance learning Bachelor of Science Degrees in Natural Sciences 2017. BSc in Environmental Science (Honours) Our environment is under threat from climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution and resource depletion. This course combines aspects of biology, ecology, geography, chemistry, technology and social science to help you understand the whole picture. You’ll develop the scientific knowledge and techniques needed to understand environmental patterns and processes, investigate ecosystems, and to address local and global environmental issues. You’ll also investigate how environmental science relates to society. Key features of the course Investigates the complexities of the natural environment and our relationship with it Explores the problems we face in understanding our natural environment and in living sustainably Develops your scientific, interpretive and creative thinking skills Includes compulsory fieldwork, which you’ll undertake at a UK-based residential school. Educational aims This is a broad-based environmental science award that aims to provide you with: a lifelong interest in environmental science through modules that are accessible to people of all educational backgrounds an understanding of the contributions of different scientific disciplines to environmental science an appreciation of the social, political and economic contexts within which environmental science operates an enthusiasm for the study of science through understanding of how scientific knowledge develops, an appreciation of the limits of scientific knowledge and an awareness of its impact in society support and guidance to develop as an independent learner. Fees We work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible. Working out how you’ll pay for it is a big part of deciding to study with us – we can help, with flexible ways to pay and help spread the cost. Fees for study commencing in academic year 2014/2015 are: Our standard fee is £5,124 – based on 120 credits of study – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study at a campus-based university. Most OU students study an average of 60 credits a year – studying part time for 6 years to complete a degree. Our standard fee for 60 credits is £2,562. Fees are paid on a module-by-module basis – you won't have to pay for the whole of your qualification upfront. The total cost of your chosen qualification currently starts from £15,372. NB: Prices are subject to change. How long does it take? Part time – 6-8 years Full time – 3 years Time limit – 16 years Career relevance The broad and specialist skills you will develop during this degree course will equip you to work in a variety of jobs. Environmental science skills are in demand from government and regulatory bodies, the private sector, consultancies and conservation organisations. Careers directly related to the degree include: pollution control recycling water quality resources energy management sustainability environmental consultancy ecology and nature conservation environmental education. Entry requirements There are no formal requirements to study this degree. You will however need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process. Read more about this programme on the Open University website here [-]

BSc in Mathematics and Statistics (Honours)

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 16 years United Kingdom

Mathematics and statistics play an important role in almost every area of life, and are at the heart of advances in science and technology. This degree will equip you with indispensable problem-solving and decision-making tools. You’ll gain a good knowledge of probability and statistics, with options to focus on modern pure mathematics or applied mathematics, mathematical methods and modelling – together with experience of using relevant software packages... [+]

BSc in Mathematics and Statistics (Honours) Mathematics and statistics play an important role in almost every area of life, and are at the heart of advances in science and technology. This degree will equip you with indispensable problem-solving and decision-making tools. You’ll gain a good knowledge of probability and statistics, with options to focus on modern pure mathematics or applied mathematics, mathematical methods and modelling – together with experience of using relevant software packages. Key features of the course Investigates key analytical approaches, classical and Bayesian statistics and underpinning mathematical theory Provides experience in conducting and communicating statistical investigations Applicable to a wide range of careers, from engineering to accountancy Contributes to membership of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Educational aims This degree introduces you to mathematical and statistical concepts and thinking, and helps you to develop a mathematical approach. By the end of the degree you will be: familiar with the key ideas of probability and statistics (particularly basic distributions and inference, linear and generalised linear models, time series, multivariate statistics, Bayesian statistics applied probability including Markov processes), and have an ability to apply their main tools to a range of applications familiar with the essential ideas of pure mathematics (particularly analysis, linear algebra and group theory), and the ability to recognise a rigorous mathematical proof able to apply the main tools of applied mathematics (particularly Newtonian mechanics, differential equations, vector calculus, numerical methods and linear algebra) able to model real world situations and to use mathematics and statistics to help develop solutions to practical problems able to follow complex mathematical and statistical arguments and to develop brief arguments of your own experienced in of the study of mathematics and statistics in some breadth and depth able to understand some of the more advanced ideas within mathematics and statistics capable of working with abstract concepts able to communicate mathematical and statistical ideas, arguments and conclusions effectively equipped with the skills necessary to use mathematics and statistics in employment, or to progress to further study of mathematics and/or statistics able to use modern mathematical and statistical computer software packages. Fees We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential. That’s why we work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible and have a wide range of flexible ways to pay to help spread, or even reduce, the cost. Fees for study commencing in academic year 2014/2015 are: Fees are paid on a module-by-module basis – you won't have to pay for the whole of your qualification upfront. If like most OU students studying part time, you study an average of 60 credits a year – you’ll study for six years to complete a degree. Our typical fee for 60 credits is £2,632. Our current fee is £5,264 – based on 120 credits of study – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study. The total cost of your chosen qualification currently starts from £15,792 based on our current fees. NB: Prices are subject to change. How long does it take? Part time – 6-8 years Full time – 3 years Time limit – 16 years Career relevance There are some careers for which a degree in mathematics and/or statistics is specified. These include teaching, statistical work (including actuarial work), operational research and development, and some areas of computing. Other career areas directly related to mathematics and statistics include: engineering accountancy banking bioinformatics insurance tax investments stockbroking/trading retail economics market research pensions quantitative analysis/risk analysis. Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification. You will however need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process. Read more about this programme on the Open University website here [-]

BSc in Mathematics and its Learning (Honours)

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 16 years United Kingdom

Mathematics education has long been a government priority. This unique degree course will give you an understanding of how people learn mathematics, and an insight into different teaching approaches. Designed primarily with teachers – or aspiring teachers – in mind, it will develop your knowledge and understanding of the teaching of mathematics and statistics, and broaden your ideas about what it means to learn and use mathematics... [+]

Best Distance learning Bachelor of Science Degrees in Natural Sciences 2017. BSc in Mathematics and its Learning (Honours) Mathematics education has long been a government priority. This unique degree course will give you an understanding of how people learn mathematics, and an insight into different teaching approaches. Designed primarily with teachers – or aspiring teachers – in mind, it will develop your knowledge and understanding of the teaching of mathematics and statistics, and broaden your ideas about what it means to learn and use mathematics. Key features of the course Gain a good grounding in mathematics (pure and applied), and in statistics Focus your studies on either mathematics or statistics as you progress Ideal preparation for a career in teaching mathematics Contributes to membership of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Teaching, learning and assessment methods The Open University uses specially prepared teaching texts, which include examples, self-assessment questions (SAQs) and exercises. These are supported by a number of components that vary from module to module, such as set books, multi-media (e.g.video), computer and/or web-based resources. You’ll work independently with the teaching materials but are encouraged to form self-help groups with other students, communicating face to face, by telephone, email and online forums. Tutors support your learning in tutorials and day schools organised regionally. Modules also provide study guides, assignment and project guides and specimen examination papers (mathematics and statistics modules only). Feedback on assignments provides individual tuition and guidance. Modules at higher levels build on the foundations developed in recommended prerequisite modules at lower levels. Your knowledge and understanding is regularly assessed via tutor-marked assignments (TMAs); sometimes by multiple-choice computer-marked assignments (CMAs/iCMAs) within modules; and by written examinations or other end-of-module assessment procedures. The TMAs ask for well-communicated answers, involving applications of concepts in new situations, clear and rigorous mathematical arguments, and notational precision. Assignments for higher-level modules assess students’ improved skills and mathematical maturity, by giving somewhat less guidance and requiring a more integrative approach. Where modules have CMAs, these will require you to achieve breadth as well as depth of understanding. Tutors mark your TMAs guided by marking schemes with specimen solutions, and provide written feedback to you on your performance. Fees We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential. That’s why we work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible and have a wide range of flexible ways to pay to help spread, or even reduce, the cost. Fees for study commencing in academic year 2014/2015 are: Fees are paid on a module-by-module basis – you won't have to pay for the whole of your qualification upfront. If like most OU students studying part time, you study an average of 60 credits a year – you’ll study for six years to complete a degree. Our typical fee for 60 credits is £2,632. Our current fee is £5,264 – based on 120 credits of study – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study. The total cost of your chosen qualification currently starts from £15,792 based on our current fees. NB: Prices are subject to change. How long does it take? Part time – 6-8 years Full time – 3 years Time limit – 16 years Career relevance If you’re thinking about teaching mathematics, or you’re already in teaching and want to improve and update your skills, this degree course is an excellent choice. Mathematical skills and knowledge are also sought after in fields such as finance, accountancy, engineering, science, defence, the pharmaceuticals industry and business. Other career areas directly related to mathematics include: banking bioinformatics insurance tax investments stockbroking/trading retail economics market research pensions quantitative analysis/risk analysis Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification. You will however need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process. Read more about this programme on the Open University website here [-]

BSc in Economics and Mathematical Sciences (Honours)

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 16 years United Kingdom

Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also highly numerate are in short supply. If you enjoy solving problems and you’re interested in the practical application of economics and mathematics, this degree course could be what you’re looking for. It will give you a thorough grounding in mathematical, statistical and computational skills, and a sound knowledge of economic theory – together with a good understanding of economic issues... [+]

BSc in Economics and Mathematical Sciences (Honours) Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also highly numerate are in short supply. If you enjoy solving problems and you’re interested in the practical application of economics and mathematics, this degree course could be what you’re looking for. It will give you a thorough grounding in mathematical, statistical and computational skills, and a sound knowledge of economic theory – together with a good understanding of economic issues. Key features of the course Explores fundamental questions about our physical and economic world Extends analytical and model building skills applicable to a variety of contexts Develops essential skills to solve real problems and make sound judgments – from everyday choices about personal finances, to high-level strategic decisions in employment Educational aims This programme aims to provide you with: the mathematical and economics skills and knowledge required for a range of jobs in government, business, accountancy, banking, management and administration, the voluntary sector and teaching a good grounding in a broad range of mathematical, statistical and computational skills a good basic knowledge of economic theory together with an understanding of economic issues the skills and knowledge to engage in economic debate and to assess different kinds of evidence and their usefulness in relation to economic theories. Teaching, learning and assessment methods Knowledge and understanding are acquired at all levels through published distance-learning materials, including specially written study materials, study guides, assignments and project guides; through a range of multimedia material; through specified work using computer software; through work on original texts; and through feedback on assignments. Cognitive skills and processes are introduced at a simple level in the mathematical sciences at OU level 1, primarily via material specifically designed to develop these skills in a progressive way. Although modules at OU levels 2 and 3 continue this work, there is significant variation among modules in the degree as to which skills are taught explicitly in the study materials. Significant teaching is, however, maintained through the assessment strategy and tutor feedback. In addition, discipline-specific skills from economics and the mathematical sciences will be developed and assessed. The combination of skills that will be taught and learned depends partly on the choice of optional modules. Several of the practical and/or professional skills (listed above) refer to the vocational relevance of the degree. Whilst not occupationally specific, all teaching and assessment strategies will help you develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to the workplace, whatever combination of modules you take. Fees We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential. That’s why we work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible and have a wide range of flexible ways to pay to help spread, or even reduce, the cost. Fees for study commencing in academic year 2014/2015 are: Fees are paid on a module-by-module basis – you won't have to pay for the whole of your qualification upfront. If like most OU students studying part time, you study an average of 60 credits a year – you’ll study for six years to complete a degree. Our typical fee for 60 credits is £2,632. Our current fee is £5,264 – based on 120 credits of study – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study. The total cost of your chosen qualification currently starts from £15,792 based on our current fees. NB: Prices are subject to change. How long does it take? Part time – 6 years Full time – 3 years Time limit – 16 years Career relevance Opportunities can be found across all sectors and in a number of occupations. Education, central and local government, finance, health and social care, law, the media, public services, campaigning and research are popular career choices. Other careers include: banking politics journalism and broadcasting teaching social work accountancy business management advertising and marketing. Entry requirements There are no formal requirements to study this degree. You will however need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process. Read more about this programme on the Open University website here [-]

BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geography

University of Stirling
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

‌Environmental Geography is the integrated study of the world, its landscapes, places, people and their relationship with the environment. Environmental Geography seeks to make sense of the world we live in and is unique in bridging the environmental and social sciences. [+]

Best Distance learning Bachelor of Science Degrees in Natural Sciences 2017. Environmental Geography is the integrated study of the world, its landscapes, places, people and their relationship with the environment. Environmental Geography seeks to make sense of the world we live in and is unique in bridging the environmental and social sciences. ‌ While Physical Geography and Human Geography are disciplines in their own right, Environmental Geography combines these subjects to provide a much-needed capability to study and understand interactions between people, and between people and the environments in which they live. Environmental Geographers have expert knowledge and skills to research, analyse and communicate how the changing environment affects our lives. Their ability to visualise geographical issues at different spatial scales, from global to local and to offer solutions to some of our most pressing environmental problems, ensures that graduates in Environmental Geography are highly sought after by a wide range of employers. This subject may be studied in combination with a number of other subjects What makes us different? Biological and Environmental Sciences (BES) within the Faculty of Natural Sciences is a multi-disciplinary department that participates in research and teaching in a broad range of subjects in the biological and environmental sciences. The principle focus of the research is at the interface between the environment and society. Within BES, staff conduct research in areas as diverse as the reconstruction of past landscapes; conservation, environmental impact assessment and environmental management and evolutionary ecology of plants and animals. BES is a friendly, vibrant, and dynamic place in which to learn and research with a great sense of belonging engendered in our students from their very first days at the University. Research-led teaching is the key to deep learning and understanding. The academic staff in Biological and Environmental Sciences at Stirling are typically world leaders in their respective fields, thus ensuring that research-led teaching is at the core of all of our courses. Many students work closely with academics throughout their time and benefit from actively participating in research programmes. We have strong contacts with external conservation and environmental organisations who also contribute to the undergraduate experience. This approach ensures that our students appreciate the transferable nature of a science degree and see how their learning can be applied to the real world. Entry requirements Academic requirements Four-year Honours degree SQA Higher: ABBB - one sitting. AABB - two sittings. GCE A-level: BBB IB Diploma: 32 points BTEC (Level 3): DDM Essential subjects: To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics. Three-year Honours degree SQA Adv. Higher: ABB GCE A-level: ABB IB Diploma: 35 points Essential subjects: To include on of Environmental Science, Geography or Geology AND one of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Politics or Sociology. Other qualifications HNC/HND: Year one minimum entry Scottish HNC/D - Bs in graded units English, Welsh and NI HNC/D - Merits and Distinctions. Advanced entry Not available Access courses: Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed. Essential subjects: As listed above or equivalent. Additional information General entrance requirements apply. Mathematics Standard Grade (2), National 5 (B), Intermediate 2 (C), GCSE (C) or equivalent required. If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher. INTO University of Stirling offers an International Foundation programme for those international students who do not meet the required academic and English-language criteria. This course offers a route to study at University of Stirling through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in the high-quality study facilities on campus. Successful completion of the International Foundation in Science, Computing and Engineering to the required standard provides guaranteed progression to this degree. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Structure and content Environmental Geography is an integrated four-year degree course that provides you with training across the spectrum of the subject. Environmental Geography and Education provides graduates with a teaching qualification in Geography (and Modern Studies) as recognised by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). This qualification is achieved within four years compared to the normal five-year route if you were to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) following on from an Honours degree. Environmental Geography Semesters 1 – 4 You will take the following core modules: People and the Environment Global Environmental Issues Building Planet Earth (Geology) Landscape Evolution (Geomorphology) Ecology Biosphere Statistical Techniques Advanced Analytical Techniques Each semester you will also choose an additional module from a wide range of options from across the university to broaden your horizons. Semesters 5 - 8 Years 3 and 4 offer increased specialisation. Students may choose from advanced modules including, for example, Environmental Hazards, Geographical Information Systems Remote Sensing Glaciers and Landscape Core issues in Geography A residential field class forms an element of the course. Students may choose to either go to southern Spain or to Iceland. Students must pay a contribution towards costs of travel , accommodation and subsistence for the Scottish field course in 2nd year and the optional field course in 4th year. In addition, all Honours students develop their research skills through the completion of an Environmental Geography dissertation in a subject of their choosing. Environmental Geography and Education Semesters 1 - 8 You will take the core modules for Environmental Geography as well as: Learners and Learning in Education Challenges and Trends in Education Introduction to Pedagogy Information Technology Skills The Nature and Goals of Teaching Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Units of Work Either two modules of Politics or two modules of Sociology Curriculum Studies Pupil Support and Curriculum Studies In addition, all Honours students complete a teaching-related Geography project. A residential field class in Spain is an optional element*. You will undertake three school placements. The first two normally take place in January and February, between Semesters 3 and 4, and between Semesters 5 and 6. In the final year, 12 weeks of teaching practice are undertaken in Semester 7. Delivery and assessment At all levels of the degree we emphasise practical local field studies. There’s a range of natural environments around Stirling, plus easy access to major urban and industrial centres, new towns and rural settlements. Assessment balances coursework and examinations. Study abroad opportunities As well as the exchange opportunities available to all Stirling students, Environmental Geography has well established course links with the University of Guelph in Canada. Students may spend either one or two semesters during Year 3, studying courses equivalent to those taken at Stirling and have the opportunity to broaden your geographical and cultural experience. Career opportunities Graduates enter a wide range of professions and are considered valuable recruits given the broad range of skills that they develop throughout the course. These include both Communication and Information, and Communications Technology (ICT) skills. Geography provides a unique combination of subject specific and generic skills so that geographers can enter a diverse range of careers, including education. Geographers are attractive to employers because of their understanding of relationships between environment and people, their spatial awareness and their skills in areas such as field investigation, problem-solving, team working, communication and information technology. [-]

BS in Environmental Health

Missouri Southern State University
Campus or Online Full time August 2017 USA Joplin

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health at MSSU is one of ONLY 30 environmental health degrees in the United States accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection [+]

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health at MSSU is one of ONLY 30 environmental health degrees in the United States accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC). It is the ONLY EHAC-accredited undergraduate degree offered both on campus and online (45 hours for degree completion). Some agencies such as the U.S. Public Health Service will hire only graduates of accredited schools for positions in environmental health. EHAC accreditation allows Environmental Health majors to apply for premier internships with the U.S. Public Health Service. This often leads to very successful careers with the federal government and top job placement. Accreditation by this council is recognized by the military and the public health sector as a means of entry into the Environmental Health Officer position. EHAC accreditation also allows seniors to take the Missouri Certified Environmental Health Specialist Exam which normally requires two years of experience before eligibility. The Hazardous Material Safety course is a review of information that is useful when taking the Hazardous Material Manager-in-Training (HMMT) exam. This credential, along with job experience, prepares the graduate to take the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) exam. The HMMT and CHMM credentials are recognition of your expertise and commitment to the protection of public safety and the environment as well as a boost your career. Job placement rates for graduates of Missouri Southern’s EH&S program are high - the median salary of graduates is $40,000 in their first year of employment. Nationally, EH&S professionals make as much as $100,000 a year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, environmental health-related careers will grow 19% over the next 10 years. Join a Growing Career Field Careers that are availabile both in government and industry to those with degrees in Environmental Health & Safety include: - Environmental Specialists - Environmental Scientists - Air Pollution Specialists - Surface Water Specialists - Toxicologists - Industrial Hygenists - Epidemiologists - Occupational Safety Experts - Food Safety Experts - Emergency Management Specialists - Hazardous & Solid Waste Specialists - Drinking & Ground Water Specialists [-]