Bachelor Programs in Environmental Sciences

Compare 22 Bachelor Programs in Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

A bachelor’s degree involves completing basic requirements before taking increasingly specialized classes in a major area of study. Students usually spend the first two years of a four-year program learning the background necessary to comprehend new developments in their chosen field. These degrees are designed to prepare students for personal and professional success.

What is a Bachelor in Environmental Sciences? Several natural sciences, including biology, chemistry, ecology and geology, intersect in this field of study. Students learn and apply the combined principles of these disciplines to real-world situations. This training prepares them to assess the costs and benefits of different approaches to managing human impact on ecosystems.

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences may obtain a scientific background that is useful for a wide range of professional and personal applications. Skilled specialists can assess the impact of development or industrial production on different ecosystems. Graduates should also gain insight into the scientific method and the systemic study of cause and effect.

A bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences may cost more or less based on the ranking and location of a university. Applicants should investigate the price of programs before applying. Students may also search for scholarships or programs intended to encourage study of the environment.

Completing a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences prepares students to work as consultants, managers or education specialists for local and national governments or private companies. Graduates may also focus on monitoring the quality of specific natural resources as air quality, water quality or soil scientists. It is also possible to seek employment as a scientist with non-governmental organizations dedicated to environmental conservation or establishing evidence for environmental justice cases.

There are many options for pursuing a Bachelor in Environmental Sciences. Online programs can be useful for students in regions without universities offering this degree. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the administration office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies (ES)

Green Mountain College
Campus September 2019 USA Poultney

The environmental studies program at G.M.C. weaves a challenging curriculum together with hands­-on opportunities to build skills and make a change. [+]

The environmental studies program at G.M.C. weaves a challenging curriculum together with hands­-on opportunities to build skills and make a change.

Environmental Studies majors at Green Mountain College can choose to concentrate in a number of different fields—policy, philosophy, science, education, communication, and many more—but they have one thing in common: they want to change the world. The environmental studies program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and experience that they will need to address complex environmental and social problems. By helping students become critical thinkers and engaged citizens, the environmental studies major empowers students with tools for effective political, economic, and social transformation.... [-]


Bachelor in Environmental Science

Wilson College
Campus September 2019 USA Chambersburg

Building on Wilson College’s long-standing mission, the Environmental Studies Department strives to cultivate students who seek fulfilling lives and professions by providing them with the tools for ethical leadership and humane stewardship of our communities and our world. [+]

The Environmental Science curriculum provides students with a broad understanding of the cultural, economic and environmental aspects of sustainability. The curricula of the Environmental Studies Department has a strong grounding in the principles of environmental science, sustainability, biology, ecology, chemistry, and statistics. Many courses offered by the Department focus on experiential and service learning.

The Environmental Studies Department offers a major in Environmental Science and Environmental Sustainability, a minor in Environmental Studies and certification in Environmental Education. The Department works in close partnership with the Fulton Center for Sustainability Studies (FCSS) and requires all students to complete an internship in the student's selected area of focus as part of their program. Opportunities are also provided for independent study courses in specialized areas of research.... [-]


Bachelor of Design specialising in Environmental Design

Inscape Education Group
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Cape Town Durban Midrand Pretoria + 3 more

Sustainability and Green Design are no longer a trend. These concepts have become part of your daily lives, and form an ever-growing and vital market within architecture and the built environment. Our ‘Environmental Design’ degree focuses students on becoming a pioneering specialist in the field of sustainability. [+]

Sustainability and Green Design are no longer a trend. These concepts have become part of your daily lives, and form an ever-growing and vital market within architecture and the built environment. Our ‘Environmental Design’ degree focuses students on becoming a pioneering specialist in the field of sustainability. They experience designing sustainable buildings and planning ‘green’ spaces, learning about the implementation of the latest technologies and materials, as well as ‘green’ construction accreditation and environmental awareness.

THINGS THAT EXCITE ME: Sustainable design, Architecture, New Technology & ‘Green’ Materials, Inclusive Design, Nature and Preservation, Inspired to save the world!... [-]


Bachelor in Enviromental, Geographical and Geological Sciences

Bloomsburg University
Campus September 2019 USA Bloomsburg

Environmental Geoscience is a blend of geography and geology that prepares students for graduate school or careers focusing on water and the environment, such as water resources management, environmental consulting, watershed management, coastal or marine systems, and wetlands delineation and restoration. [+]

Overview

From our perch on the hill, Bloomsburg University's Department of Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences (EGGS) looks out over the town of Bloomsburg and the beautiful Appalachian Valley and Ridge. We take advantage of our location as much as possible by getting students outside to use the local area as our classroom.

The EGGS curriculum builds on the department’s strengths in planning, environmental and economic geography, traditional hard rock geology, and environmental geoscience. Students in our all-undergraduate department also have the opportunity to prepare for careers or graduate school by getting experience outside the classroom with ongoing research projects, volunteering in the community, and our established geography and planning internship program.... [-]


Bachelor in Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology

Avans University of Applied Sciences - Undergraduate programs
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Netherlands Breda 's Hertogenbosch Tilburg + 2 more

Issues like global warming, pollution and cradle to cradle interest you. The Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology programme will turn you into an environmental professional [+]

Bachelor in Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology

Issues like global warming, pollution and cradle to cradle interest you. The Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology programme will turn you into an environmental professional.The local authority in a city wants to be CO2 neutral by 2040. You are part of a consultancy team. You find ways to reduce the energy consumption and utilise suitable sustainable energy sources. You research the availability of solar power, hydropower, geothermal power, wind power and biomass. Your solution is financially viable and accepted by both industry and the public. You take into consideration future developments, techniques and policies.... [-]


Bachelor in Environmental Science / Studies

Trent University
Campus 4 years Canada Oshawa Peterborough

As a B.E.S.S. student at one of Canada’s top post-secondary environmental institutions, develop a strong understanding of solutions to natural resource and environmental problems and learn how to combine scientific and social knowledge effectively in this interdisciplinary joint arts-science degree. [+]

Overview

As a B.E.S.S. student at one of Canada’s top post-secondary environmental institutions, develop a strong understanding of solutions to natural resource and environmental problems and learn how to combine scientific and social knowledge effectively in this interdisciplinary joint arts-science degree. You will gain an understanding of the scientific aspects of contemporary environmental issues that are linked to policy and planning decisions leading to an environmentally sustainable future. Your studies will address environmental challenges, science, policy and politics from multiple perspectives.

Degree Type B.E.S.S.

The Trent advantage

Learn how to integrate science and policy to understand and solve environmental problems... [-]


Bachelor of Environmental Science

Southern Cross University
Online Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years March 2019 Australia Lismore + 2 more

Explore your passion for environmental management, sustainability and species conservation in our Bachelor of Environmental Science degree. [+]

Explore your passion for environmental management, sustainability and species conservation in our Bachelor of Environmental Science degree.As a student, you will be taught hands-on scientific skills by a team who lead the world in environmental science research. Your learning will take place in state of the art facilities and in the living laboratory of our natural environment – the world heritage rainforests, reefs and rivers that surround our campuses.As well as preparing you with foundational scientific knowledge, Bachelor of Environmental Science students will be able to specialize in areas such as coastal management, environmental resource management, waste management and more. This course aims at ensuring graduates are not just knowledgeable and innovative, but industry ready! Graduates will have the practical skills to apply to managing the environment for the future in a range of sectors, including in national parks, environmental consulting companies, environmental protection agencies.... [-]


Bachelor of Environmental Design

University of Manitoba
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2019 Canada Winnipeg

The Bachelor of Environmental Design program is envisioned as a strong multidisciplinary undergraduate degree in its own right and provides a solid base of design education for students intending to pursue careers and/or graduate studies in a wide variety of disciplines. These include the Faculty's masters degrees in Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture, and at other institutions globally. [+]

The Bachelor of Environmental Design program is envisioned as a strong multidisciplinary undergraduate degree in its own right and provides a solid base of design education for students intending to pursue careers and/or graduate studies in a wide variety of disciplines. These include the Faculty's masters degrees in Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture, and at other institutions globally.

Degree options B.Env.D. Bachelor of Environmental Design – 4 years M.Arch. Master of Architecture M.C.P. Master of City Planning M.I.D. Master in Interior Design M.L.Arch. Master of Landscape Architecture Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Design and Planning

Bachelor of Environmental Design (Architecture Masters Preparation Program (AMP) - 2 years following completion of a non-design undergraduate degree (does not require the completion of University 1).... [-]


Bachelor in Environmental Science and Sustainability

Allegheny College
Campus September 2019 USA Meadville

Environmental Science is the study of interrelationships between human activities and the environment. Environmental Science is an unusual academic discipline in that it requires scientific knowledge about the natural world as well as an understanding about ways in which humans interact with the natural world. We examine effects of human actions on the environment and the means by which policies, regulations, and decisions influence human actions. We also examine human behavioral, cultural, and sociological interactions that affect the environment. Thus, the department is truly interdisciplinary and exemplifies the liberal arts approach to education. [+]

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Environmental Science is the study of interrelationships between human activities and the environment. Environmental Science is an unusual academic discipline in that it requires scientific knowledge about the natural world as well as an understanding about ways in which humans interact with the natural world. We examine the effects of human actions on the environment and the means by which policies, regulations, and decisions influence human actions. We also examine human behavioral, cultural, and sociological interactions that affect the environment. Thus, the department is truly interdisciplinary and exemplifies the liberal arts approach to education. Courses offered within the Department of Environmental Science integrate various disciplines and thus reflect the interdisciplinary nature of environmental concerns and problem-solving. Departmental courses examine ecological systems; interactions of human perceptions, ideas, and technologies; and social, political, economic, and technological methods to preserve environmental quality. Faculty in the department believe that environmental specialists in the natural sciences must have a broad understanding of the social aspects of environmental problems. Likewise, a professional whose expertise is in environmental policy, management, or communications must also have a strong understanding of the scientific basis of decision-making in those fields.... [-]


Bachelor of Environmental Science

North Park University
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Chicago

The future of our planet’s health will depend on professionals who can assess and solve our most pressing environmental problems. Environmental science will teach you about our natural world and how to live sustainably within it. Students can pursue careers that involve animal observation, plant survey work, population analysis, plant restoration, education, and data and statistical analysis, or graduate work in conservation biology... [+]

Bachelor of Environmental Science

The future of our planet’s health will depend on professionals who can assess and solve our most pressing environmental problems. Environmental science will teach you about our natural world and how to live sustainably within it. Students can pursue careers that involve animal observation, plant survey work, population analysis, plant restoration, education, and data and statistical analysis, or graduate work in conservation biology, ecological restoration, or ecological research.

Why North Park?

Our program provides a strong foundation in the life sciences and an understanding of Christian stewardship of the environment. We will help you get the resume-building experiences you need through: domestic and international travel courses with unique field experiences; additional course offerings through partnerships with the Au Sable Institute and the Associated Colleges of the College Area; excellent internships; and support for summer undergraduate research opportunities.... [-]


Bachelor Degree in Environmental Physical Science

Black Hills State University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 USA Spearfish Rapid City + 1 more

Environmental Physical Science deals with the identification, study, and treatment of a variety of environmental problems including ground and surface water quality and management, waste treatment, land-use planning, soil testing, contaminant... [+]

Bachelor Degree in Environmental Physical Science

Environmental Physical Science deals with the identification, study, and treatment of a variety of environmental problems including ground and surface water quality and management, waste treatment, land-use planning, soil testing, contaminant chemistry and monitoring, hazardous waste disposal, land reclamation, and energy management and production. The Science Department at Black Hills State University is a small, personable department committed to quality undergraduate programs in science, with a special emphasis on involving students in research and internship experiences. Although the Environmental Physical Science major is rigorous, the rewards are great. This is a broad and varied science, requiring a background in a number of different science areas. In addition to a variety of geology classes, students will complete additional coursework in chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Students with a strong background in these physical sciences are thus able to successfully compete for the internship, graduate school, and employment opportunities. More advanced study at the graduate level opens up even more opportunities, including advanced research in national laboratories, environmental law, and teaching/research at the college or university level. This major also takes advantage of Black Hills State University's geographical location in an area of active renewable and nonrenewable resource production. The environmental concern surrounding this type of activity creates a wide variety of opportunities for internships and undergraduate research projects.... [-]


Bachelor in Chemistry and Technology (Specialization in Environmental Chemistry and Technology)

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Czech Republic Prague

Students are taught common compulsory subjects which are later completed by specialized compulsory-optional and optional courses of individual faculties. At the Faculty of Environmental Technology the specialization comprises all fundamental areas of chemistry and environmental chemistry and of all related disciplines as ecology, hydrochemistry, waste water treatment, atmospheric chemistry and environmental microbiology. [+]

The Bachelor study program in Chemistry and Technology is designed primarily for applicants from abroad; i.e., students who pay tuition. All courses are conducted in English.

Graduates of the program acquire basic knowledge and skills in mathematics; physics; inorganic, organic, physical, and analytical chemistry; biology; and biochemistry.

Theoretical instruction is supplemented with a wide range of hands-on laboratory opportunities which develop and strengthen each student's practical abilities.

Throughout the program, core compulsory subjects are complemented with instruction in compulsory-optional and optional study specialization subjects provided by the various U.C.T. Prague faculties.... [-]


Enviromental Science

Keuka College
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Keuka Park

The program provides you with the option to focus on the physical or biological science of the environment by training in the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science. There are also numerous opportunities for students to explore, conduct research, or get involved with nearby community groups such as the Keuka Lake Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension, which offer students a chance to interact in their chosen field off campus. [+]

Surrounded by a wealth of foliage and set on the fresh waters of Keuka Lake, Keuka College makes an ideal setting for environmental science majors to observe and interact with the environment around them.

What Will I Do as an Environmental Science Student?

The program provides you with the option to focus on the physical or biological science of the environment by training in the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science. There are also numerous opportunities for students to explore, conduct research, or get involved with nearby community groups such as the Keuka Lake Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension, which offer students a chance to interact in their chosen field off campus. On campus, the Center for Aquatic Research gives you the opportunity to conduct an independent study on the quality of the surrounding lake water.... [-]


Bachelor in Environmental Science

Muskingum University
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA New Concord

The mission of the Environmental Science program at Muskingum University is to expose students to a nurturing and thought-provoking academic and research experience that will stimulate a life-long and genuine interest in the relationship between human beings and the natural environment of the earth. [+]

The mission of the Environmental Science program at Muskingum University is to expose students to a nurturing and thought-provoking academic and research experience that will stimulate a life-long and genuine interest in the relationship between human beings and the natural environment of the earth.

Student Opportunities Internships

Recent internships for Environmental Science students include:

NSF sponsored Research for Undergraduates (REU) Programs – Muskingum students have participated in a variety of REU programs at different Universities studying environmental issues. Examples include one student who studied at Furman University as part of their Basin Research program and another who participated in the University of Delaware’s REU program monitoring water samples in the Chesapeake Bay area.... [-]


Bachelor in Environmental Sciences

University Of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2019 USA Green Bay + 1 more

The Environmental Sciences major prepares students to analyze, understand, and solve environmental problems. [+]

The Environmental Science major prepares students to analyze, understand, and solve environmental problems.

The program of study in the Environmental Science major is interdisciplinary, emphasizing an integrated approach to knowledge in the field. Because the study of environmental problems requires a sound understanding of scientific principles, the Environmental Science major is grounded in the natural sciences and mathematics. The curriculum includes a social science component, enabling students to gain an understanding of environmental economic and policy issues. Field experiences, internships and practicums are emphasized.

This major helps to develop the following skills and abilities:... [-]