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Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Science

Next start date is July 15th. Applying is easy and free!

Global networks and green careers

that shape the future.

Begin your career in a comprehensive exploration of environmental issues, delving deep into sustainability, conservation, and global ecology. With our flexible program, shape your education to seamlessly fit into your life, allowing you to pursue your passion without compromise.

Your degree unlocks doors to a variety of green careers in sustainability, environmental policy, and conservation. Be at the forefront of a growing sector, where your excitement for the environment meets rewarding job opportunities.

The Environmental Studies program at Unity integrates practical experiences and real-world projects, empowering you with hands-on skills crucial for tackling environmental challenges head-on. Connect globally with professionals and like-minded peers, expanding your network and gaining diverse perspectives in the dynamic field of environmental studies.

Program Overview

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.


Career Outlook

Earn your degree.

Unlock new opportunities.

+23%

Projected 10-year growth in marketing strategist.

$72k

Median pay for sustainability specialist.

+8% 

Estimated job growth for environmental scientists and specialists in the U.S. through 2028.


*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unity Environmental University cannot guarantee employment. Salary data represents averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience.


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Experiential and Immersive Coursework

Environmental Issues: Energy, Water Scarcity, and Waste

Learn how to become effective environmentalists and make use of a wide array of tools to achieve outcomes that benefit our shared planet. Students will research current legislation and policies and discover current proposed policy actions relevant to the issues of water resources, waste, and energy. They will practice communicating their stance on current policies and voicing proposals for change.

Building a Better World: Ethical Decision-Making

Take on the role of an external ethics consultant and discover current policies to evaluate their ethical value. Students will practice presenting their solutions to stakeholders that will result in outcomes that will build a more ethical business world.

Transformational Leadership

When entering a career field in business, it is important to have the necessary skills to fulfill leadership roles. Students will evaluate different leadership styles to discover what type of leader they want to be. They will demonstrate how they would proceed in different scenarios that they will encounter in their future careers.


Environmental Studies Degree Requirements and Courses 

The Environmental Studies degree requires 120 credits, including 30 that must be completed at the 300 level or above. You may transfer in up to 90 credits from outside accredited institutions. View our full course catalog for a better look into your program, then apply online for free to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Environmental Studies?

    An Environmental Studies degree allows you to explore diverse career opportunities related to the environment and sustainability. You can work as an environmental consultant, helping organizations navigate environmental regulations and adopt sustainable practices. Alternatively, you could become a sustainability manager, developing, and implementing strategies to minimize environmental impact within businesses. Additionally, you can pursue roles as an environmental policy analyst or environmental educator.

  • What courses will I be taking?

    General Education Core: 24 credits
    Elective Courses: 77 credits
    Program Core: 19 credits

    • COMM 203: Environmental Communication or COMM 401: Using Social Media in a Global World
    • EVPC 100: Ecoliteracy
    • EVPC 210: Environmental Issues: Ocean Acidification
    • EVPC 211: Environmental Issues: Forever Chemicals
    • EVPC 212: Environmental Issues: Light and Noise Pollution
    • EVPC 213: Environmental Issues: Climate Refugee Crisis
    • EVPC 310: Environmental Issues: Impacts of Renewable Energy on Marine Ecosystems
    • EVPC 311: Environmental Issues: Environmental Consequences of Industrial Agriculture
    • EVPC 301: Environmental Justice or EVPC 305: Building a Better World: Ethical Decision Making
    • EVPC 401: Transformational Leadership
    • EVPC 490: Transdisciplinary Capstone

    For course requirements and a better look into your program, view our full course catalog. Then apply online for free to get started.

  • How fast can I finish?

    Our comprehensive 120-credit program can be tailored to fit your schedule and goals! Completion time is flexible, determined by the number of credits you choose to take each term (8 terms/year) and less time with transfer credits. Without transfer credits, you can anticipate the following completion times:

    • 48 credits/year: Fast-track your education in only 2.6 years
    • 30 credits/year: Achieve your degree in 4 years
    • 24 credits/year: Complete in just 5 year

     

  • How much does it cost?

    Your online education should be affordable and manageable. Our team of distance education concierges will work with you through the admissions process to help you plan and pay for your degree. Learn more about financial aid, tuition, and other costs here.

  • How many credits can I transfer?

    Apply online (it’s free!) and a distance education concierge will reach out to create an individualized plan for transferring your credits. You may also want to try estimating your transfer credits using Transferology.


Program Features


High Value Education: Nationally recognized for the quality of our programs delivered at an affordable price.

Social Mobility: Unity ranks in the top 15% of colleges in the U.S. for fostering upward mobility.

Sustainability Core: All programs are committed to sustainable practices, preparing you for a future of environmental awareness in all fields.

Flexible Learning: Balance work and education effortlessly by choosing when and where you want to study.

Flexible Start Dates: 8 start dates per year allows you to control your schedule

Personalized Guidance: Benefit from individualized academic and professional advising, where we are dedicated to turning your career and academic aspirations into tangible achievements.

Transfer-Friendly: Shorten your academic timeline, since we accept up to 90 credits to value your prior academic achievements.


Student Testimonials

Gene T. Kleppinger III, B.S. in Environmental Studies, Unity Environmental University class of 2021.

“Unity has helped me to narrow down on my goals and to achieve them. With the help of the knowledgeable staff and great resources, I have become one step closer to my dreams of becoming a Park Ranger for the National Park Service. I plan on applying my degree to my future! I will use my degree in Environmental Studies to critically think about our environment while protecting it!”

Allison Truttling, B.S. in Environmental Studies, Unity Environmental University class of 2021.

“Unity Environmental University provided me with an affordable way to finish my degree without having to sacrifice the quality of education. In the future, I hope to use my degree to revolutionize education for young students by breaking down traditional teaching methods into naturalistic teaching that can reach all styles of 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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Last Updated on June 21, 2024