Environmental Science

Get Straight to Fixing Problems with a Degree in Environmental Science  

Are you passionate about population growth, increasing energy demands, clean water, and other complex issues we're facing around the world? You can pursue a bachelor of science degree in environmental science at either of our campuses. You'll graduate with the training and experience you need to be an environmental leader, and part of the solution, in any field you choose.    

With the advantage of our faculty's significant experience in the fields of research, consultation, and governmental regulation, students graduate with a solid foundation to succeed.

Johnson Campus Program

Environmental science students choose between two concentrations: environmental analysis and assessment and environmental policy and advocacy. Learn more about these concentrations below. Our program provides students with essential training to become environmental consultants, scientists, and regulators.

You’ll explore the impact humans have on the environment as well as the economic, social, and political implications of our actions. You’ll take courses in ecology, meteorology, biology, chemistry, physics, and geoscience, taught by experienced faculty who conduct research in those fields. Lectures, laboratory research, fieldwork, and internship opportunities round out the program, providing the knowledge and problem-solving skills to prepare you to study further at a top graduate school or to start a successful career.

Secondary Licensure

Students who earn a bachelor of science degree in environmental science at NVU-Johnson are eligible to pursue endorsement for secondary education teacher licensure. Learn more about licensure requirements here. 

View NVU - Johnson Environmental Science (B.S.): Environmental Analysis & Assessment Concentration Degree Requirements

View NVU - Johnson Environmental Science (B.S.): Environmental Policy & Advocacy Concentration Degree Requirements

Lyndon Campus Program

The program immerses students in biology, ecology, chemistry, environmental toxicology, geology, and physics. Students then choose from a wide variety of upper-level courses to expand their knowledge of environmental pollution, physical environmental monitoring and assessment, conservation and biodiversity, and sustainable food systems. Students may also acquire skills in GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and OSHA safety procedures. 

All incoming NVU-Lyndon students pursuing their B.S. in environmental science complete the Integrated Sciences Semester their first fall semester. You will earn 16 credits of required introductory classes in biology, chemistry, geology, and environmental science and then be eligible for more advanced coursework in your second semester.

View NVU - Lyndon B.A. Environmental Science (B.A.) Degree Requirements