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College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Science (BS), Environmental Science

Program Overview

The Environmental Science program teaches you biology, chemistry, and ecology, as well as the social sciences and communication to assess, mediate, and manage human impact upon natural environments. You’ll study in a close-knit community, have access to nearby habitats and laboratories, have internship opportunities, and gain an understanding of environmental stewardship. Your calling to use science to care for the environment can lead to a myriad of careers in many different fields with an environmental focus.

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Program at a
Glance

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

120

DETAILS

Total Credit Hours: 120
Program Type: BS
Location: Seated (Main Campus)
Time to Complete: 4 years (8 semesters)
Start Date: Fall: August | Spring: January
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Why AU?

Ready for the next chapter in your academic, professional, and spiritual life? Whether you are graduating high school or pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree, we invite you to be a part of one of the top regional universities in the South (U.S. News & World Report). Come discover why the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. identified Anderson University as one of the top-ranked, most affordable colleges in the country. Take the next step in your journey of academic excellence today.
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The Knowledge You Will Gain

When you graduate from Anderson University, you’ll have the skills to perform environmental assessments, which developers need before breaking ground on projects. You’ll know how to apply for storm water permits and complete environmental surveys, which screen for endangered plants and animals and wetlands. In short, you’ll be equipped to serve as an environmental consultant and create the reports your clients need to build or develop in a region. In addition, you’ll have the skills to perform environmental research and educate the public on environmental issues. You’ll be prepared for work or graduate study in the following fields: environmental consulting, industry compliance, research, government and environmental agencies, wildlife biology (monitoring population changes), environmental toxicology, natural resource management, environmental engineering (e.g. design wastewater treatment plant), marine biology, and biology.

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Knowledge You’ll Gain

When you graduate from Anderson University, you’ll have the skills to perform environmental assessments, which developers need before breaking ground on projects. You’ll know how to apply for storm water permits and complete environmental surveys, which screen for endangered plants and animals and wetlands. In short, you’ll be equipped to serve as an environmental consultant and create the reports your clients need to build or develop in a region. In addition, you’ll have the skills to perform environmental research and educate the public on environmental issues. You’ll be prepared for work or graduate study in the following fields: environmental consulting, industry compliance, research, government and environmental agencies, wildlife biology (monitoring population changes), environmental toxicology, natural resource management, environmental engineering (e.g. design wastewater treatment plant), marine biology, and biology.

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Anderson University is a national leader in higher education in its use of technology to support and enhance all aspects of its core function—teaching and learning, which has led to the institution being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School since 2014. Through Anderson’s Digital Learning Initiative, Anderson has provided all of its residential undergraduate students and select graduate program students with an iPad Air and Apple Pencil. The mission of transforming learning experiences and preparing students to serve their communities and careers in the twenty-first century is enhanced through mobile devices developed by Apple.

Admission Requirements

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Previous Degree Required

No previous degree is required to enroll in this program.

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Transcript Requirements

Official high school or GED transcripts will need to be submitted as part of the application process for this program. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from their previous school.

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Additional Admission Requirements

Two essays (prompts) OR Official SAT, ACT, or CLT scores

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Application Deadline

Anderson University has a rolling admission process (students are notified when the are accepted whenever that is during the year) but students are encouraged to apply by the following dates: December 1st for the best scholarship consideration and no later than July 1st to begin in the fall semester.

More Information

I-20 Approved: Yes
I-17 Approved: Yes
Non Degree Option Available (Minor): Yes
Breakdown of Credit Hours:
41 Credit Hours – University Core Requirements | 47-48 Credit Hours – Environmental Science Major Requirements | 3-4 Credit Hours – Cognate Course Requirements | 27-29 Credit Hours – General Electives
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