Bachelor of Science In Environmental Science

The sparrow is a common little bird that in some places is considered a pest. One country tried eliminating this "pest." Between 1958 and 1961, sparrows were eradicated from Chinese farms. The result? Swarms of locusts descended on and devoured the crops. The sparrows had been eating the locusts.

Build a firm foundation

Ecological disruptions like the one mentioned above demonstrate the interconnectedness of each living thing to another. Our program gives you a deep knowledge of this interconnectedness and prepares you for a rewarding career that makes full use of your passion for the environment.

You’ll get a solid grounding in biological and earth sciences, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.

Get the hands-on fieldwork that impresses employers

The program places a strong emphasis on field research. Our location in Connecticut is a prime one for environmental science students, giving them a wide diversity of fascinating eco-systems to explore. Out of the classroom, you’ll get fresh-air, first-hand experience in:

  • Our 5-acre salt marsh property along Long Island Sound
  • Inland wetlands, lakes, and streams
  • Forest systems
  • The White Mountains of New Hampshire
  • The Gerace Research Center on San Salvador island in the Bahamas

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.


Environmental Project Manager

14% Growth 2017-2027


Corporate Partnerships Manager

11% Growth 2017-2027


Regional Safety Manager

9% Growth 2017-2027

Selected Courses and Programs
  • An investigation of the major subdisciplines of ecology including organismal, population, community ecosystem, and landscape ecology. Human impacts and environmental management and assessment are also considered. Laboratory includes designing ecological studies, field sampling techniques, ecological analysis, using global positioning systems in ecological studies, and gathering information on the Internet.

  • The emphasis is on the health effects of environmental and occupational pollutants and on the spread and control of communicable diseases. Toxicological and epidemiological techniques are discussed.

  • The demonstrated and suspected effects of air, water, and other pollutants on natural systems and on human welfare. Methods of studying effects.

  • Study of environmental law and regulation at the federal, state, and local levels. Includes review of major federal environmental protection laws, state common law protections, local land use controls, and international law. Role of regulatory agencies and the courts examined.

  • The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Environmental Science, B.S.

    Environmental Science Minor

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From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Next Steps
  • Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

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  • We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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