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Environmental Sustainability: Science and Natural Resources, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
Environmental sustainability deals with how human societies can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Environmental Sustainability: Science and Natural Resources B.S. programme is offeered at the University of Oklahoma.
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Achieving this goal requires balancing short- and long-term needs related to jobs and economic growth, societal well-being, and environmental health. 

Students may pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in any of the following options:

        Science and Natural Resources

        Culture and Society

        Planning and Management  

Career Options in Environmental Sustainability


  • Sustainable community planner
  • Green economic developer
  • National Park ranger
  • Municipal water conservation program manager
  • Green team leader for city government
  • Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
  • Oklahoma Water Resources Board
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • United States Office of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Officer


  • Green energy entrepreneur
  • Corporate social responsibility manager
  • Environmental consultant
  • Energy auditor
  • Environmental journalist
  • ISO certification specialist


  • Executive director of a local environmental nonprofit
  • State-level engagement coordinator for Greenpeace
  • Fundraising and grant writer for Sierra Club
  • Communications manager for World Wildlife Fund
Environmental Sustainability: Science and Natural Resources B.S. programme is offeered at the University of Oklahoma.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Environmental Issues 
  • Principles of Sustainability 
  • Environment & Society 
  • Geography of the U.S. 
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Intro to Spatial Thinking 
  • Life Cycle Analysis 
  • Research Methods 
  • Capstone 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Successful completion of at least 24 semester credit hours of college credit
  • A minimum 2.25 retention grade point average
  • A declared major in Environmental Sustainability, Geography, Geographic Information Science, or Meteorology.
  • You will be advised in University College through the spring semester of your freshman year.  After the successful completion of your freshman year

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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