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Environmental Science and Climate Change

Bachelor of Science

Next start date is April 8th. Applying is easy and free!

Your green dreams can

become a career reality.

Delve into a holistic understanding of environmental challenges, connecting ecosystems, biodiversity, and climate change to ignite real change. Our program is tailored for you, whether you’re a working professional or residing in a remote corner of the globe, ensuring that your education fits seamlessly into your life.

Your degree is a key to unlock impactful green careers in sustainability consulting, environmental policy, renewable energy, and climate change mitigation. Be the catalyst for change our planet needs. Connect globally with like-minded changemakers, expanding your network and gaining insights on a planetary scale.

Enroll now, and actively turn your passion for green skills into a rewarding career that makes a tangible difference in the world.

Bachelor of Environmental Science and Climate Change Degree Program Overview

The B.S. 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.

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Career Outlook

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+85k

Environmental scientist and specialist jobs in the U.S., 2018.

$71k

Median pay for environmental scientists and specialists, 2018.

+8%

Estimated U.S. job growth for environmental scientists and specialists 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 Field Log

Students use observation and survey data to identify three environmental issues in their local environments. They learn how to organize and maintain a scientific field log.

Human Impacts on the Environment

In this coursework, the students, guided by the principles from natural sciences, are asked to determine what human activities have impacted our environment in their local communities. They may also discover what geologic processes have put humans or their property at risk. Students should consider the causes and outcomes as well as solutions to these issues.

Community Climate Change Appraisal

Students analyze environmental impact data from their local community. They propose and evaluate solutions to specific problems and develop strategies for communicating them to local community members.


B.S. in Environmental Science and Climate Change Degree requirements and courses

The Environmental Science and Climate Change 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. For more details, browse our Environmental Science and Climate Change degree checklist, including our specialized climate change course. View our full course catalog for a better look into your program, then apply online for free to get started.

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Program Features


+ One-on-one academic and professional advising as our world-class faculty and trained staff strive to make your professional and academic goals a reality. 

+ Unity Environmental University is an accredited institution by New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). 

+ Experiential Online. Experiential programs are delivered 100% online with fieldwork designed with the working professional in mind. 

+ Study when and where you want and finish your degree while still working full-time. 

+ Make professional connections with leaders in your field. 

+ Get job placement assistance. Browse our online job board and use free tools through our career services

+ Multiple start dates. Begin your program on your time. Choose from eight year-round start dates.

+ Transfer friendly! We will accept up to 90 credits. 


Experts in the Field

Dr. Danielle Reid

Adjunct Faculty in Environmental Science

Start an environmental journey with Dr. Danielle Reid, our dynamic Adjunct Professor at Unity Environmental University. Armed with a Chemistry degree and a passion for exploration, Danielle’s academic odyssey led her from Xavier University of Louisiana to UC Davis Genome Center and beyond. Mastering Environmental Toxicology at Tulane University, she delved into the aftermath of the Gulf Oil Spill, leaving an indelible mark.

With expertise spanning Industrial Hygiene at NASA and post-Hurricane Katrina initiatives, Danielle is more than an educator—she’s a hands-on researcher. As the brains behind Science L.E.A.F, she crafts curricula shaping the next generation of environmental leaders. Ready to decode the secrets of Environmental Health? Join Dr. Reid on an educational adventure where every class is a gateway to transformative insights!

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Welcome to Distance Education, where fully online immersive learning takes you off the beaten path. Our affordable, accessible, and flexible curriculum is taught by the world's leading experts in their field and delivered to you...where YOU are.
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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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