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Environmental Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
California, MD, United States
Through this interdisciplinary Environmental Science program at California Lutheran University, you will gain an understanding of the sustainability of natural systems and resources, the interrelationships between these systems, and the human impact on the environment.
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Customize your courses

Beyond the required foundational science courses, the program provides a broad range of science and humanities courses to select from, allowing you to tailor the program to your interests. The curriculum emphasizes experiential learning, which provides you with opportunities to actively engage in research.

Here are just a few of the courses you can choose to take that align with your own interests:

  • Marine Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Invertebrate Paleontology
  • Field Studies in Water Resources
  • Geophysics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Economics of the Environment
  • Environmental Law and Policy

Your Future

Many students who obtain the B.S. degree in environmental science are planning careers in environmental protection and management, risk assessment, environmental law, or education. The Environmental Science program at California Lutheran University also prepares students to pursue graduate studies in various environmental fields.

Career paths:

  • Law Office Assistant
  • Education Counselor
  • U.S. Forest Service Assistant
  • Environmental Field Technician
  • Water Resource Educator
  • Non-Profit Regional Organizer
  • Manufacturing Technician

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:

  • Environmental Science and Intro Environmental Science Lab
  • Environmental Ecology
  • Principles of Biology and Principles of Biology Lab
  • Ecology and Populations and Intro Biol Experimentation 
  • Chemistry and the Environment and Chemistry and the Environment Lab
  • General Chemistry and General Chemistry Lab
  • Physical Geology and Physical Geology Lab
  • Statistics for the Sciences
  • Environmental Science Capstone

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Complete Your Application & Essay
  • Request Recommendation
  • Submit Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • Optional Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 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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