Environmental Science

Degree:
Location: Boston

Why Environmental Science ?

With a growing number of companies, agencies, and organizations focusing on environmental issues, career opportunities for environmental studies graduates are at an all time high. To prepare you for a career in this burgeoning field, Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies offers the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree program.

Through its interdisciplinary approach, this comprehensive Bachelor of Science program equips you to investigate and develop solutions to environmental problems. 

The carefully composed undergraduate curriculum includes courses in environmental science and geographic information systems, coupled with a strong foundation in basic science.

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What you'll study

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required 

NUpath Requirements 

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

28 semester hours required 

Mathematics 

MTH 1100 - College Algebra
3.00
MTH 2310 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
3.00
 

Information Technology

Choose one of the following: 

ITC 1000 - Computer Applications
3.00
ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools
3.00
 

Philosophy

PHL 2140 - Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering
3.00
 

Biology

BIO 1100 - Principles of Biology 1
3.00
BIO 1101 - Lab for BIO 1100
1.00
BIO 1200 - Principles of Biology 2
3.00
BIO 1201 - Lab for BIO 1200
1.00
 

Chemistry

CHM 1100 - General Chemistry 1
3.00
CHM 1101 - Lab for CHM 1100
1.00
CHM 1200 - General Chemistry 2
3.00
CHM 1201 - Lab for CHM 1200
1.00
 

Major Courses

42 semester hours required 

The Earth System

ESC 1100 - The Geosphere: Physical and Historical Geology
3.00
ESC 1150 - The Atmosphere
3.00
ESC 1200 - The Hydrosphere: Oceanography, Ground and Surface Water
3.00
ESC 2100 - Planetary Science
3.00
 

Environment and Society

ESC 1250 - The Environment and Society
3.00
ESC 2200 - Natural Disasters: Evaluating Risk, Minimizing Loss
3.00
ESC 3100 - Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
3.00
ESC 3240 - Energy: Sources and Issues
3.00
ESC 3250 - Urban Ecology
3.00
 

Sustainability and Ecosystems  

ESC 3200 - Wetlands Ecosystems
3.00
ESC 3210 - Air, Water, and Life: Pollution
3.00
ESC 3220 - Water on and Underground: Geochemistry and Hydrology
3.00
ESC 3230 - Soils and Sustainability
3.00
 

Capstone 

ESC 4850 - Environmental Assessment and Remediation
3.00
 

Open Electives 

Open electives to reach minimum credit requirements for the degree.

Did You Know?

​College graduates earn 74% more than high school graduates, ​Pew Research Center, 2016

Did You Know?

3.4 million jobs in Green Goods and Services represent a vast proportion of the U.S. labor force and it’s projected to grow at a faster than average rate through 2024. BLS 2015

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer