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BS in Environmental Science in Natural Resources & Conservation

Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science in Natural Resources & Conservation program offers students the opportunity to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in environmental sciences, sustainability, and resource management. Read more about this online program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a concentration in in Natural Resources & Conservation

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who choose to pursue Southern New Hampshire University's online Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a concentration in Natural Resources & Conservation might have an affinity for the sciences, analysis, and problem-solving as well as a passion for protecting the environment. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Southern New Hampshire University's online Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science in Natural Resources & Conservation program is designed to integrate physical and biological science with environmental study. Students have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of field and technological tools, the role of research methods and the scientific method, and analytical approaches that consider ecological systems as a whole. Additionally, the program is designed to teach students how to generate solutions to environmental issues using an interdisciplinary approach and ethical standards based on research, ideas, and experiences. With the concentration in natural resources and conservation, students may delve deeper into the foundational, theoretical, and practical aspects of resource management.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

121 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Southern New Hampshire University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a concentration in Natural Resources & Conservation:

The online Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science in Natural Resources & Conservation program requires 121 credits, including 28 credits in Environmental Science core courses and 12 additional credits in the Natural Resources and Conservation concentration. Contact Southern New Hampshire University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Environmental Science Major Courses (28 credits)

  • General Biology I
  • General Biology I Lab
  • Ecological Principles and Field Methods
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science Research Methods
  • Environmental Science Colloquium I
  • Environmental Science Colloquium II
  • Introduction to Scripting
  • Principles of Physics
  • Geology

Natural Resources & Conservation Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Students must take four of the following courses:
    • Conservation Biology
    • Global Climate Change
    • Natural Resources
    • Energy and Society
    • Waste: Sources, Reduction, & Remediation

General Education Courses (42 credits)

  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Applied Statistics for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
  • Perspectives in Liberal Arts
  • Success Strategies for Online Learning
  • Perspectives in the Humanities
  • Applied Humanities
  • Perspectives in the Social Sciences
  • Applied Social Sciences
  • Perspectives in the Natural Sciences
  • Applied Natural Sciences
  • Perspectives in History
  • Applied History
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Diversity
    • Global Society
    • Wellness
    • Technology and Society
    • Popular Culture

Free Elective Courses (39 credits)

  • Students select 39 credits of elective courses.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Southern New Hampshire University's online Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science in Natural Resources & Conservation program may choose to continue their education in order to increase their marketability in the field or to prepare for leadership positions. For some these positions, a master's degree may be required.

Some programs that graduates may consider include:

  • Master of Science in Environmental Science
  • Master of Science in Natural Resources
  • Master of Science in Environmental Biology

Career Paths:

After completing Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science in Natural Resources & Conservation program, students could have the knowledge to find practical solutions to environmental and sustainability problems using skills in physical and biological sciences, technology, analytical approaches, and policy. They might solve problems related to alternative energy, climate change, sustainability, and natural resource conservation or management.

After graduation, students could be ready to pursue careers in the following positions:

  • Environmental scientist
  • Geospatial analyst
  • Protection specialist

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