48 months
1175 USD/module
1175 USD/module
162 USD/module
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The Environmental Science and Policy program at Framingham State University is an interdisciplinary program providing the training needed to create and implement environmental policy.


The Environmental Science and Policy program at Framingham State University is a collaboration of the Geography and Biology departments, and is designed to provide the interdisciplinary background necessary for an environmental professional today.

It combines a strong foundation in science, emphasizing biology, with broad training in geographical theory and techniques. This program will prepare students to solve complex multidisciplinary problems and to communicate effectively with the scientific community and the general public.


Graduates with this major will be prepared to successfully obtain positions with consulting firms, governmental agencies, private corporations, and non-profit organizations. They will be prepared for work as environmental analysts, town wetlands administrators, environmental educators, or environmental scientists, among other professions.

They will also be prepared to pursue graduate studies in Environmental Science, Conservation Biology, Resource Management, Environmental Planning, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Law, and Environmental Education.

Graduates who choose not to pursue careers in Environmental Science will be well prepared for any career that requires a strong science background emphasizing data analysis, critical thinking, integration of complex information, spatial interpretation skills, effective communication and problem resolution skills.

Learning Objectives

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Evaluate and present scientific data
  • Students will have a working knowledge of basic statistics and appropriate graphing techniques.
  • Students will have the functional knowledge required to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for data analysis.

Understand and apply the scientific method:

  • Students will develop testable hypotheses, learn the importance of careful experimental design, and carry out experiments.

Integrate information across disciplines.

  • Students will be able to use information from their core courses to complete their advanced courses. They will apply information from a variety of core courses in their capstone experiences either through independent research or an internship.

Develop familiarity with the scientific information underlying environmental issues.

  • Students will learn basic principles of biology, ecology, chemistry, and geology that underlay environmental issues. They will learn to recognize ecosystem types and identify a variety of organisms found in New England.
Understand how environmental policy is developed. Students will be able to apply legislations and regulations governing environmental policy in case studies used in advanced courses and in capstone experiences.

Understand the planning and review process.

  • Students will be able to evaluate proposed residential and commercial developments and apply appropriate strategies necessary to achieve sustainability.
  • Students will be able to interpret engineering plans and apply environmental regulations to proposals.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate that they understand the planning cycle and develop skills in resource management and conservation.

Communicate scientific and technical information to the public.

  • Students will be able to write lab reports and summaries to develop technical writing skills. Students will be able to demonstrate writing and speaking skills necessary to translate scientific information to the public.

Understand and apply geographical methodologies and techniques.

  • Students will learn properties of geographical data, levels of measurement, measures of spatial distribution and analysis, and the interpretation and processing of aerial photographs and satellite images.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Vascular Plant Taxonomy
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • Application Fee – $50
  • Official High School and/or College/University Transcripts or National Exam Scores
  • Official Course-by-Course Evaluation of High School and College/University Transcript(s) by one of the following providers:  The Center for Educational Documentation (CED), World Education Services (WES), International Education Evaluations (IEE), SpanTran - The Evaluation Company
  • TOEFL or IELTS Score Report if education was in a language other than English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1175 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1175 USD per module during 48 months.
  • National

    1175 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1175 USD per module during 48 months.
  • In-State

    162 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 162 USD per module during 48 months.

fees per course

Living costs for Framingham

1322 - 2737 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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