The University offers a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, which is designed to empower individuals seeking career-relevant education. This interdisciplinary and comprehensive degree program prepares students to investigate and deliver sustainable solutions to scientific, behavioral, economic, and political problems affecting the environment. The online Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science is suited for students interested in environmental policy and analysis as well as environmental management. This includes stewardship of natural resources, pollution management, fish and wildlife management, and hazardous materials.
The ultimate purpose of the degree program is to provide students with a scientific understanding of ecological and social systems, which can be applied in a policy or management context. Courses are taught entirely online, giving working professionals the flexibility to receive a quality environmental science degree while preserving their existing work-life balance. At the University, students interact with peers who share their same passion for safeguarding and managing natural resources. Courses are taught by expert practitioners. Many are leaders in field and hold positions at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, the Nature Conservancy, and other prominent government and nongovernment organizations. This ensures students are exposed to the key issues and solutions driving the future of environmental management.
The following program details are intended to help you make an informed decision about the university that's right for you.
|2011-2012 Program Completion Rate|
|Normal time to completion for full-time student||4 years|
|Graduates who completed in this time1||92%|
|Tuition & Fees as of January 1, 2013||Median Loan Debt of 2011-2012 Graduates|
(before any awarded transfer credit)
|Technology fee2||$50||Private educational loans||$0|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation fee3 |
|$50||Institution financing plan||$0|
|Books and supplies4||$0|
|On-campus room and board||Not applicable|
1 Data may be “not available” if the program has no graduates during reporting period or if it has not been in existence the normal time for completion. If 0%, then graduates in the reporting period took longer than the average time, usually because they were part-time students. 91% of our students are working adults and do not take a full-time course load.
2 A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students, and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
3 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4 The undergraduate book grant provides textbooks, e-books, and other course materials at no cost to students for courses being taken for academic credit. Students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.
5 This figure does not include PLUS loans or TEACH grants converted to Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.
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American Public University System (APUS) makes no representation or guarantee that successful completion of an APUS program or coursework will result in employment within a particular field. Many employers take into account various criteria, in addition to education, when determining eligibility for employment. To assist our students in their career search, the APUS Office of Career Services provides students and alumni a variety of tools, resources, information, and guidance to assist them as they pursue their life goals.