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BS in Environmental Sciences

The University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences program is designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary foundation in science and ecological issues. Read more about the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix®

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in enrolling in the University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences program should have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants may also have an interest in natural sciences, including biology and ecology.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science curriculum is designed to provide individuals with general math and science skills as well as statistical analysis and communication abilities. Within the environmental science concentration, students have the chance to study worldwide health concerns and environmental regulations. Additionally, the specialization is intended to introduce topics such as environmental technology trends, public policy effects, and risk-assessment practices. With additional courses and certification, students could have the opportunity to pursue related elementary and secondary teaching positions.


University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (

Learning Format:


Program Length / Total Credits Required:

These courses fulfill only 48 credits of the 120-minimum-credit requirement for degree completion (124 for Kansas students). Students must also complete general education, focused students, and elective courses to meet the semester-credit minimums needed to earn a degree.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Environmental sciences courses

  • BIO 101: Principles of Biology (3 credits)
  • BIO 280: Conservation Biology (3 credits)
  • CHM 150: General Chemistry I (3 credits)
  • CHM 151: General Chemistry II (3 credits)
  • ENV 100: Principles of Environmental Science (3 credits)
  • GLG 220: Physical Geology (3 credits)
  • SCI 256: People, Science, and the Environment (3 credits)
  • Students choose one of the following lower division elective courses:
    • BIO 204: Plant Physiology (3 credits)
    • BIO 240: General Biology (3 credits)
    • GEO 180: Physical Geography (3 credits)
    • GLG 240: Environmental Geology (3 credits)
    • SCI 209: Oceanography (3 credits)
  • BIO 315: Ecology and Evolution (3 credits)
  • ECO 370: Environmental Economics (3 credits)
  • ENV 320: Environmental Law (3 credits)
  • ENV 410: Environmental Toxicology (3 credits)
  • ENV 420: Environmental Risk Assessment (3 credits)
  • SCI 362: Environmental Issues and Ethics (3 credits)
  • SUS 300: Environmental Sustainability (3 credits)
  • Students choose three of the following upper division elective courses:
    • BIO 325: Economic Botany (3 credits)
    • ENV 310: Environmental Management (3 credits)
    • ENV 315: Global Change (3 credits)
    • ENV 330: Global Environmental Health (3 credits)
    • ENV 340: Energy and the Environment (3 credits)
    • ENV 350: Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology (3 credits)
    • ENV 400: Watershed Hydrology (3 credits)
    • ENV 430: Environmental Technology (3 credits)
    • ENV 431: Public Policy Analysis (3 credits)

Furthering Your Education:

After completing the University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences program, students could pursue a master's degree. A master's degree may also help students grow professionally through added workplace duties or wider employment options.

Master's degrees that graduates could work toward include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Arts in Education/Elementary Teacher Education
  • Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education
  • Master of Business Administration