Online Degrees & Certificates

Environmental Science

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.

Online Programs for Environmental Science Professionals

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.

Available Programs

Degrees

Certificates

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Hazardous Waste Management
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Technology
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Public Lands Management
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Regional and Community Planning
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability
  • Graduate Certificate in Environmental Hazard Mitigation and Restoration
  • Graduate Certificate in Environmental Planning and Design
  • Graduate Certificate in Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Graduate Certificate in Environmental Sustainability
  • Graduate Certificate in Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Global Environmental Management
 

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