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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 

Cost of Attendance

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 study of the Earth.

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ENVS 402: Principles of Ecology

Explores the interactions of organisms in the context of their biotic & 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

Enviromental Scientists are responsible for conducting research and identifiying and managing of 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 land owners 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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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 with a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Essay
  • One letter of recommendation

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: $38,208/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part time (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,274/credit hour

Tuition does not include fees, room and board or personal expenses. For full cost of attendance information, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis also 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:

| Incoming Freshmen: April 15
International Students: July 1
Transfer Students: August 1

Incoming Freshmen: Dec 1
International Students: Nov 1
Transfer Students: Dec 1

A Culture of Excellence

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