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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Degree

4 years

Approximate Program Length


Total Credits


Cost per Credit



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Register by: Apr 21, 2021

A cleaner world starts with you. Make a difference in today’s environmental landscape with an online Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree. Through courses in science and environmental issues, this program will help you understand renewable resources, sustainable green living, urban infrastructure and the changing climate.

  • Explore contemporary issues like sustainability, ethics and public policy analysis

  • Analyze environmental issues using physical and life sciences

  • Propose solutions to environmental problems

  • Manage environmental resources sustainably

  • Expand your critical and scientific thinking, information utilization, analysis and solutioning skills



Course at a time

5 to 7

Weeks per course

8 to 10

Courses per year

What you'll learn

When you earn your BS in Environmental Science, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Key concepts and theories in the physical and life sciences
  • Environmental issues and renewable resources  
  • Scientific reasoning, communication and foundational research methods
  • Ethical responsibilities in environmental science
  • Climate change and solutions to environmental problems
  • Urban infrastructure and sustainable green living
  • Relevant laws, public policies and risk assessment for evaluating environmental issues


Your academic counselor will help you schedule classes for our online Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science program.


Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science?

A BS/EVS degree can help prepare you to be an:

  • Environmental analyst
  • Environmental programs specialist
  • Environmental specialist
8 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for environmental scientists and specialists is projected to be faster than average between 2018 and 2028. 


Paying for school

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

Up to $1 million a month in available scholarships

Apply for one of 400 scholarship opportunities this month.

Credit transfer made easy

Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Get credit for what you already know

Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

Enrollment representative


Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.


Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Take one class at a time and choose a start date that works for your schedule.

Online or campus-based learning

Enroll in online classes and study anytime of the day or night, 24/7/365. Or enroll at a campus in your state to attend classes virtually with your peers.

Around-the-clock support and resources

Access our online resources 24/7 or reach our trained representatives by phone or chat 20 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Faculty & Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

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