Career possibilities for students in this major include jobs in conservation, environmental assessment, and hazardous waste management. Graduates also may work in a state park or pollution control agency or as an inspection and compliance officer with the National Park Service. The major also is excellent preparation for graduate study.
At The University of Iowa, we offer a bachelor degree in Environmental Sciences. Iowa’s Environmental Sciences Program offers rigorous training and a comprehensive approach, with four diverse environmental tracks: biosciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, and hydrosciences. Hands-on field experience is a crucial component of the program, and students are strongly encouraged to study abroad.
The major is truly interdisciplinary. Students will study and do supervised research with faculty members from the program’s four sponsoring departments—biology, chemistry, geography, and geoscience—as well as participating faculty from chemical and biochemical engineering, anthropology, and civil and environmental engineering.
- Iowa graduates have job placement rates ranging from 86-100 percent, depending on their area of study, and our Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.
- Environmental sciences graduates are prepared for careers in conservation, environmental assessment, hazardous waste management, park inspection and compliance, or pollution control and monitoring.
- The undergraduate degree program also prepares you for graduate study in disciplines such as biology, chemistry, ecosystem sciences, environmental engineering, environmental law, environmental science, environmental sustainability, geoscience, hydrologic sciences, natural resource management, remote sensing and landscape modeling, renewable energy, and urban and regional planning.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Introduction to Environmental Science
- Introduction to Environmental Sciences Laboratory
- Fundamentals of Environmental Science
- The History and Science of Oil
- Second-Year Field Trip for Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Interdisciplinary Environmental Seminar
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before
DisciplinesEnvironmental Sciences View 1092 other Masters in Environmental Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Submit an application
- Pay the $80 application fee
- Upload your academic records
- If your first language is not English: Have the testing agency send us your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score, if applicable, based on our English Proficiency Requirements.
- You completed secondary school in the United States
- You are applying for direct admission to the Tippie College of Business, the College of Engineering, or the University of Iowa Honors Program
- You plan to apply for scholarships (some awards require an ACT or SAT score)
- Our institution code for ACT is 1356; our institution code for SAT is 6681
International31793 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 31793 USD per year during 48 months.
National31793 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 31793 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State9830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9830 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Iowa City
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Due for update
Updated over a year ago
Check the official programme website for potential updates.