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Environmental Science and Policy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Ashland, OR, United States
A BS in Environmental Science & Policy prepares students for graduate and professional schools in areas such as environmental policy and management, law, public policy, and environmental science.
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A Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science & Policy integrates natural sciences and social sciences to address complex environmental issues.  The ES faculty has expertise in multiple disciplines including biology, geology, sociology, economics, geography, and anthropology. This diversity of areas allows the student to customize their ES Degree to their individual interests.

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:

  • Introduction to Environmental Science: Earth Science 
  • Introduction to Environmental Science: Biological Science 
  • Introduction to Environmental Science: Social Science 
  • Introduction to Environmental Science: Chemical Science 
  • Environmental Chemistry 
  • Environmental Science and Policy I 
  • Introduction to Statistical Methods 

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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

  • Fulfill baccalaureate degree requirements. Complete a total of 180 credits including a minimum of 58 credits in upper division Environmental Science and Policy courses, 36 credits of which must be completed at SOU.
  • Students must have no grade lower than a C- in all coursework that will be applied to the major and have a minimum 2.5 GPA in SOU Environmental Science and Policy courses required for graduation. 
  • Complete the core requirements for the ES major.
  • Complete the requirements for additional upper division courses for the ES major.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    503 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 503 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    165 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 165 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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