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Biological Sciences / Environmental Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #981 (BCR) Fargo, ND, United States
Although derived from several longstanding areas of science biology, chemistry and physics environmental science is a relatively new and rapidly developing field. It is characterized by an integrative, multidisciplinary approach to environmental issues of concern to humans. This represents an exciting, rewarding area of science, which requires an especially strong academic background and an ability to think both analytically and comprehensively.
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Career Opportunities
Growing human populations and the increasing impacts associated with human activities, along with heightened expectations about environmental quality, are resulting in new career opportunities. Large corporations, such as those involved with mining; power generation; production of various food, pharmaceutical and chemical materials; agriculture and waste management have a need for environmental scientists. Consulting firms are adding such specialists to their staffs, which already include attorneys, economists, engineers and planners. Government agencies charged with the responsibilities of environmental inventory, monitoring and regulation offer another professional avenue. At the federal level, this includes segments of the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture, Department of the Interior, Department of Energy and Department of Defense. Examples at the state, and sometimes county or city level, include departments such as environmental quality, health, natural resources, waste management and planning. Environmental education and interpretation programs now appear in elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, parks, wildlife areas, private tours and even some large resorts.
This option provides an excellent foundation for a variety of careers. It also leaves a student well-prepared to continue into graduate degree programs in the biological sciences. In fact, most professional scientists now can anticipate graduate education as being essential for career advancement.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    122-134 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Genetics and Lab
  • Evolution
  • General Ecology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Survey of Organic Chemistry
  • Elements of Biochemistry

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General Requirements

Minimum academic qualifications have been determined for education systems in most countries, yet some programs require higher scores for selective admission.

All students should have an educational background in the core curriculum of: science, mathematics, social science/history, and English to be considered for admission.

This requirement must be met prior to the application deadline and the student's cumulative grade point average (GPA) or score at each institution should be included on the academic record itself or on a separate letter from a school official.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    282 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 282 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fargo

  • 870 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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