Bachelor of Science InEnvironmental Science

Please note: This program is no longer accepting applications. We strongly encourage you to check out our new program in Marine & Environmental Sciences.

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.

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

Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

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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