Environmental Science

Bachelor of Science

Examine and protect the world we live in.

Are you a highly observant, innovative thinker with a passion for the outdoors? Are you environmentally conscious? If so, you may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science at Regis.

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science major emphasizes the natural sciences in understanding the environment and environmental issues. This degree program is recommended for students considering careers or further education in wildlife management, environmental health, science secondary education, environmental biology, environmental engineering or forestry. Students pursuing this degree are required to complete a companion major or minor in one of the following areas: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics or Secondary Education.

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Program Snapshot

Course Format
On-campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters

Tuition for the 24-25 Academic Year

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Sample Environmental Science Classes

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CH 210: General Chemistry I

Introduces chemical and physical properties of matter and more.

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GE 208: Intro to Geology

Examines natural science through the study of the Earth.

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ENVS 402: Principles of Ecology

Explores the interactions of organisms in the context of their biotic and abiotic environments.

Program Details

Get all the details on our B.S. Environmental Science program, including course requirements and application materials.

Environmental Science Career Paths

Environmental Scientist

Environmental Scientists are responsible for conducting research and identifying and managing pollutants and hazards that have a negative impact on the environment. Environmental Scientists gather data, collect air samples and analyze the effect of human life on the environment.

Conservation Scientist

Conservation Scientists are responsible for the management and protection of natural resources. Conservation Scientists should expect to provide advice to governments at all levels and private landowners about the best ways to improve their land.

Environmental Consultant

Environmental Consultants are responsible for the assessment and advice provided on all environmental issues. Environmental Consultants should expect to ensure that all environmental policies and procedures are in compliance with environmental laws.

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Combine Your Bachelor's and Master's with the Regis FastForward Program

The FastForward program at Regis enables you to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree at the same time and get on the fast track to success. Through our dual degree combination options, you can complete both degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost.

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Environmental Science vs. Environmental Studies

The Environmental Science program requires that students have a& concurrent major or minor in natural science (i.e., biology, chemistry or physics) and includes more science courses. It’s designed for students who want to be environmental consultants, work in environmental science in government agencies or go to graduate school.

The Environmental Studies program is more interdisciplinary in nature and is for students who would like to work for advocacy groups, in policy analyst positions or perhaps attend law school with an aim to practice environmental law.

How to Apply

To apply to the B.S. Environmental Science program, you will need:

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can help you through the entire application process, evaluate your prior learning credit (AP, IB, etc.) and provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Full-time tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year: $45,990/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part-time tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,533/credit hour

Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for On-Campus Daytime Undergraduates page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Check out our Net Price Calculator to get a better look at what your financial aid package may include.

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Admissions Timeline

Regis University has a rolling admissions policy. However, you are encouraged to submit your application by the priority deadlines:

| Early Decision: Oct. 1
| First-Year Students: Jan. 1
| International Students: March 1
| Transfer Students: June 1

First-Year Students: Nov. 1
International Students: Nov. 1
Transfer Students: Dec. 1

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The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies is offered by the Environmental Science Department within Regis College.