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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Degree


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Degree

Bachelor's degree

4 years

Approximate Program Length


Total Credits


Cost per Credit



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Register by: Jun 14, 2023

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

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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

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


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for environmental scientists and specialists is projected to be as fast as average between 2021 and 2031.

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

You'll have a team of advisors at University of Phoenix



Paying for school

Tuition Guarantee

Affordable, Fixed Tuition


Cost per credit

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

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.

We’ve expanded our $1M scholarship commitment

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $3,000.

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

Get credit for what you already know

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


Your prior credits can cover up to 75% of your bachelor’s degree to help you graduate in as little as a year.

Enrollment representatives are ready to help

Need some help?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.[1]

[1] Transactional Survey, August 2021-22 (18,645 respondents)

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Accreditation & Faculty

Accreditation & Faculty

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.

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Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Science in in Environmental Science degree

Environmental science looks at the relationship between scientific principles and the environment. It explores how social, political and cultural processes impact our planet by observing the physical, chemical and biological impact on the Earth.

Environmental science degrees can prepare you for careers in environmental compliance, environmental regulation and research science. Positions in these fields require an understanding of the social and political impacts on the environment. 

Environmental science uses concepts from biology, earth science, physics, chemistry and social science to understand the environment and the things that impact it.

Yes, you can earn your Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science 100% online with access to online resources 24/7/365.

Our online Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree is designed specifically so that working professionals like you can earn it without leaving your current role. The degree helps you build a strong foundation in environmental science while teaching skills to help prepare you for a career in the field. You’ll learn from faculty who are currently working in the field and you’ll be able to join our large alumni network. Additionally, Career Services for Life™ help students in their current position and prepare them for career enhancement and professional opportunities until retirement.

*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.