Environmental Science

Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Modes of Study
Blended;In Person

Tuition & fees

Costs include tuition, fees, & other costs such as books. See cost details

Financial aid

On average, 92% of enrolled students who file a FAFSA receive an offer. 91% of offers include scholarships, grants, waiver, and/or work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Gain hands-on experience identifying and solving local and regional environmental problems.
  • Prepare for a variety of professional roles in the environmental field as well as graduate school.
  • Become part of a community through our field immersion weekend, collaborative projects, and student group activities.
  • Complete an internship that aligns with your professional interests in areas that include environmental research, environmental consulting, natural resource management, and environmental education.
  • Study with faculty who are active researchers and provide opportunities for students through fellowships, paid research positions, work-study, research practicums for credit, and volunteering.
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Hands-on learning

We believe you learn best by doing, so we connect students with internship opportunities in areas including natural resource agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and environmental education.

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Diverse learning spaces

Each faculty member runs a lab dedicated to their specific research, which includes an Aquatics Systems Lab, Aquaponics Lab, Chemical Ecology Lab, Entomology Lab, and Rural Resilience Lab.

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Program requirements

You’ll participate in active, hands-on classes, laboratory training, fieldwork, and problem-solving experiences focused on solving local and regional environmental problems. This rigorous foundation will teach you to analyze environmental data and problems in the field, and to work with diverse community, government, and industry interests.

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Field immersion course

Our field immersion is designed to teach basic environmental science skills and build community in a long-weekend format. The course includes components on forest, land use, aquatic, wildlife, and human systems. Basic orienteering and map reading, topographical surveying, and GPS operation are emphasized.

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Career opportunities

Our program’s strong science core coupled with applied environmental technologies allows graduates to pursue an advanced degree in the sciences or immediate entry-level employment with an environmental engineering firm, government agency, or non-governmental organization.

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Highly engaged faculty

Our faculty are committed to student advancement. Students are often involved in faculty research programs and present results of their research at local and national conferences.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Looking ahead to graduate school?

You could save time and money earning your master’s with our Accelerated Graduate Pathways. Choose from pathways to our Master’s in Policy, Planning, and Management; Leadership Studies; and Statistics.

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Next steps

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