The university empowers industry professionals and individuals preparing for lifelong environmental careers in private and public organizations. Imagine fulfilling your passion for environmental science, conservation, research management, or public policy by earning a respected degree online.
Through comprehensive research and interdisciplinary studies, students at our university are challenged to address a broad array of rapidly changing environmental problems that are posing significant challenges to sustaining biodiversity in the world today. Students research improvement opportunities in areas such as ecosystems management, the impact of industrialization on the environment, economics and resource availability, regulation and law, environmental ethics, landscape-level conservation, political ecology, and environmental technology and management.
At the university, online classes are taught by respected faculty members, many who are environmental experts and share the same passion to effectively manage and safeguard our global natural resources. As a student, you will connect and interact with many instructors holding leadership positions at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, the Nature Conservancy, and many other prominent government and nongovernment organizations.
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During the application process, you will select your desired program from more than 190 degree and certificate programs.
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There is no fee to submit our online admissions application. You will be asked to provide information about your previous educational experiences and to declare your academic program. During the application process, you'll receive your student ID and password; make note of them.3
During orientation, you'll learn about our academic and financial policies, and your rights and responsibilities as a student. Once you've completed orientation, you'll access the e-campus where you can submit forms, view resource materials, and track your progress.
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50% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
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