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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

In the ever-changing world of government regulations and environmental issues, there is a strong need for professionals with an interdisciplinary education, in addition to coursework specific to environmental sciences. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from University of Phoenix prepares you to meet these new environmental challenges head on.

Whether your goal is to utilize scientific research to help governments and businesses, or prepare to transition into teaching after earning a bachelor’s degree, this degree program can be a great step. In addition to focused study on science and the environment, this program helps you increase critical thinking, information utilization and analytical skills.


See where the environment takes you.

An Environmental Science degree can lead to an exciting field of growth. Watch Shawn McCowan, former program dean at the College of Humanities and Sciences, as he talks about rewarding careers and how they impact our world.

What you'll learn


The Bachelor of Science degree with a mathematics requirement and primary majors in natural sciences and history is designed to provide students with substantive academic content in the discipline of their choice. The program prepares students for teaching opportunities in elementary and secondary education after completion of additional methodology courses required for teacher certification in all states. The degree also provides an academic foundation for students interested in pursuing further graduate education necessary for postsecondary teaching positions in natural science or history at most colleges and universities. Focused studies are designed to provide an interdisciplinary component that will increase the student's breadth of learning. The program will provide workers in business and government, as well as education, with learning that promotes critical thinking, information utilization, collaboration, communication, and analytical skills essential to effective and efficient work productivity. The major in Environmental Science is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between scientific principles and the environment. Topics will include biological and ecological fundamentals, the environment and society, environmental management and law, global health, risk assessment, ethics, and technology.


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World class faculty provide a view into the working world

Because our faculty members are required to work in the fields they teach, in addition to holding a master’s degree or higher, they provide you with a view into how humanities fits into the working world.

Courses that align with today

The College of Humanities and Sciences curricula are developed to reflect industry standards, as they apply to academic and workforce requirements.