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With Unity Environmental University’s 100% online bachelor’s degrees you don’t have to choose. Not between your lifestyle and your environmental values. Not between your career and your passion. Not between your responsibilities and your education.

Degrees that make a difference.

You care about the world around you. So do we. Unity Environmental University is helping individuals from all walks of life to steward sustainable ecosystems. Make a tangible change for yourself and your environment through our fully online bachelor’s programs.

“I really like the format of the 5-week terms that focus on a course project allowing students to put to use skills learned throughout the class. Course projects allow students to compile and work with real-world data preparing us for the field.”

Laura P., BS in Wildlife Conservation

Degree Programs

Animal

BS in Animal Health and Behavior

Animal Health and Behavior

The BS in Animal Health and Behavior from Unity Environmental University prepares students for careers at zoos and aquariums, in the veterinary fields, as animal welfare officers, and for a future focused on the care and well-being of wild and captive animals around the world. This degree provides students with essential knowledge and skills for further study in veterinary medicine programs or for use in professional settings such as wild animal care or rehabilitation facilities.

BS in Animal Science

Animal Science

The BS in Animal Science prepares students to apply animal biology, chemistry, nutrition, veterinary medicine, and physiology to the study of animal breeding and genetics, growth, behavior, and management. The curriculum can be applied to a great variety of species, from livestock to companion animals to pets. The animal science major provides excellent preparation for students who wish to find positions immediately upon graduation, as well as those who plan to enter graduate or veterinary schools to obtain advanced degrees.

Business

BS in Food Business and Culinary Entrepreneurship

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The future of sustainable food service relies on professionals who can source sustainable products to create menus that balance taste with sustainable nutrition. With the growing focus on sustainable and eco-friendly food practices, the degree program in Food Business and Culinary Entrepreneurship is poised to be at the forefront of this transformative shift as it represents a fusion of sustainable foodservice with food science, holistic nutrition, and culinary development.

BS in Regenerative Hotel Management

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A hotel manager oversees the day-to-day activities of a lodging facility. The hotel manager supervises staff, communicates with visitors, plans activities, manages budgets and financial reports, collaborates with suppliers and local vendors, enforces health and safety standards and hotel policies, and can be involved in developing marketing strategies and supply chain management.

BS in Sustainable Business Management

Sustainable Business Management

Unity Environmental University’s BS in Sustainable Business Management will prepare students to be innovative sustainability business leaders. This program will provide practical expertise and professional skills to students interested in a profession that advances the sustainable business movement.

BS in Tourism Destination Management

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To be sustainable, travel experiences must balance natural resource consumption with environmental protection, economic growth with destination resilience, and tourists’ experiences with local needs. Regenerative tourism can be a tool that promotes sustainable resource use while meeting local needs and visions for the future, creating a net positive benefit to the destination.

Health

BS in Food Equity and Health

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The Food Equity and Health program focuses on the various factors and conditions that influence people’s food choices, eating habits, and overall dietary patterns. It examines the interaction between individuals and their surroundings, which can include physical, social, economic, and policy-related aspects. It brings together elements from geography, nutrition, public health, sociology, economics, and other disciplines to enable learners to develop a comprehensive understanding of how the environment in which people live affects their relationship with food.

Marine

BS in Marine Biology and Sustainable Aquaculture

The BS. in Marine Biology and Sustainable Aquaculture prepares students for a broad range of careers helping protect, preserve, maintain, and grow marine organisms and environments. Graduates can obtain employment immediately after graduation with private firms, aquariums, and various government agencies as marine animal trainers, aquaculture scientists, and fisheries technicians. This degree provides students with a broad emphasis on both marine biology and aquaculture and encompasses coursework with the rigor to prepare students for further study in graduate school or even starting their own aquaculture enterprise.

Sustainability

BS in Agroforestry

Agroforestry professionals plan, develop, and monitor multi-use land systems that integrate trees and shrubs with agricultural systems that produce food, fiber, and fuel through crops and livestock. In this program, learners will draw from the fields of forestry, ecology, agriculture, and economics to select species and identify practices (including alley cropping, riparian forest buffers, and windbreaks) suitable for specific contexts and purposes.

BS in Environmental Process Engineering

The BS program in Environmental Process Engineering is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to address the environmental challenges faced by modern industrial processes. This program combines fundamentals of engineering, environmental science, and process technology to develop sustainable solutions for pollution prevention, resource conservation, and waste management.

BS in Environmental Science and Climate Change

Environmental Science and Climate Change

The BS in Environmental Science and Climate Change degree enables students to work effectively as environmental consultants, environmental resources specialists, or climate resilience scientists. Learning through the lens of climate change adaptation and mitigation, this program also prepares students with a sound understanding of modern environmental issues, sustainability, and restoration, and helps them build the professional skills needed for effective functioning in modern natural resource organizations. Join us in making a positive impact on the environment and building a sustainable future.

BS in Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

The BS in Environmental Studies at Unity Environmental University prepares students for a wide range of environmental careers. This interdisciplinary program provides students with a holistic understanding of environmental issues, including those related to natural resources and resource management. The program teaches students to use tools and perspectives from a variety of disciplines including the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities to understand the causes and consequences of environmental problems. Graduates will be able to enter a wide variety of environmental careers.

BS in Regenerative Agriculture

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Global agriculture is both the biggest driver of climate change – accounting for as much as one-third of greenhouse gas emissions annually – and the principal victim of its effects. Regenerative agriculture practices restore soil fertility without the use of energetically costly synthetic fertilizers.

Students earning a BS in Regenerative Agriculture will develop knowledge of nature-positive production agriculture and principles of agronomy and apply these understandings to address challenges and opportunities presented by climate change within the agriculture sector.

This program equips students both with climate change adaptation solutions for regenerative agribusiness and an understanding of how regenerative agriculture can help mitigate the climate crisis through its intrinsic ability to foster ecosystem services. Graduates with this degree can pursue a variety of careers in fields related to agribusiness, environmental sustainability, and climate change adaptation.

BS in Sustainable Horticulture

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The BS in Sustainable Horticulture will prepare you to use sustainable approaches with horticultural science to manage and improve plants and their products. You will learn to monitor and adjust growing conditions in various contexts, from fields to greenhouses to hydroponic systems, in order to maximize crop yields and address problems such as plant pests and diseases. Throughout the horticulture program, you will also learn and apply principles of accounting, marketing, labor law, and personnel management as you analyze and develop business plans and practices for sustainable horticultural products and services. Program graduates will be prepared for a wide variety of careers, including greenhouse management, hydroponic crop production, landscape design, horticulturist work, and urban farming.

Wildlife

BS in Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation

The BS in Wildlife Conservation degree enables students to work effectively as wildlife biologists, managers, and ecologists for government agencies, environmental nonprofits, and environmental consulting businesses. This program emphasizes sustainable management of wildlife species through consideration of the applicable social, economic, and environmental concepts. This program also prepares students with sound understanding of modern environmental issues and the professional skills needed for effective functioning in modern natural resource organizations.

Transfer friendly

Unity Environmental University – Distance Education is transfer friendly! We will accept up to 90 credits, so if you’re ready to finish your bachelor’s degree, we can help! Our online programs let you earn a sustainability-focused degree with a new kind of online learning experience.

Fully Accredited

Unity Environmental University is an accredited institution by New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) with authorization to offer degrees in all 50 states and globally. This indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process.

Experiential Online

Experiential programs are delivered 100% online with field work designed with the working professional in mind. Through immersive technologies, challenging field assignments and applied, real-world learning, you’ll be actively engaged in earning your bachelor’s degree.

Wellness & Support

Mental health is reported as a top concern among college students today, and choosing the right environment can make a significant difference in your overall happiness and success. Stay close to home and lean on family and friends for support during challenging times. Receive Unlimited Wellness Counseling access with confidential 24/7 support and guidance from dedicated counselors at no additional cost.

Flexible Schedule

You decide how quickly you complete your program. With eight 5-week terms in our bachelor’s programs, you can choose to enroll or take a term off as needed to provide ultimate learning flexibility all while maintaining federal financial aid.

Job Placement

Get job placement assistance through our career services department. Connect with us for a personalized career counseling appointment, join us for a virtual workshop, find an internship or job on Handshake, and more.

Advising

All students receive one-on-one academic advising as our trained staff strive to make your professional and academic goals a reality. They are here to answer any questions you may have throughout your Unity experience.

Networking Opportunities

Our students come from every state in the nation and around the world, giving them the opportunity to learn about each other’s environments. We also have a diverse nationwide Faculty with a network that fosters students’ ability to connect with other professionals in their field.

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Program Spotlight: Regenerative Agriculture

This program equips students both with climate change adaptation solutions for regenerative agribusiness and an understanding of how regenerative agriculture can help mitigate the climate crisis through its intrinsic ability to foster ecosystem services. Graduates with this degree can pursue a variety of careers in fields related to agribusiness, environmental sustainability, and climate change adaptation.

Courses designed to meet your needs

Courses are built around term-long projects. Students work on a piece of a project each week that encourages a cumulative and comprehensive learning experience. Additionally, courses are designed with ADA accessibility in mind to benefit all learners.

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Welcome to Hybrid Learning where you can train for a meaningful environmental career while enjoying ultimate flexibility! Choose the combination of in-person and online courses that fits your life and goals. With 8 terms available per year with 5-week terms, we offer the best of online and hands-on education.
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Welcome to the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions! Join us for in-person, job-focused, environmental associate degrees at our commuter campus in New Gloucester, Maine. The Technical Institute offers flexible, innovative, and affordable preparation for Maine’s high-demand jobs with two-week terms, low per-credit pricing, and state-of-the-art HyFlex classrooms.

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