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Environmental Science and Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Orem, UT, United States
The Bachelor in Environmental Science and Management program at Utah Valley University is preparation for a variety of career paths, including water monitoring, treatment, and pollution control with local, state or federal agencies; environmental consulting with private industry; and other careers that draw on a background in the natural sciences, including law, public policy, and public health.
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Environmental Science is the study of the Earth’s surface, including its water and atmosphere, with a particular focus on their relationship to humans and other living things. Environmental Science applies chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology to answer questions about the Earth and its interrelationships with living things. Environmental Management focuses on the maintenance of environmental resources, for example water resources. Environmental scientists may conduct studies in the field, in the laboratory using advanced analytical equipment, and in the office using specialized computer software. 


Our Department graduates professionals who are skilled and creative and who are well prepared to contribute toward solving earth and environmental science challenges faced here in Utah and worldwide.

The Bachelor in Environmental Science and Management program offer by Utah Valley University is a flexible program that prepares graduates for a variety of exciting and important careers ranging from water and wastewater treatment through jobs monitoring water resources to working with geographic information systems. The degree is also terrific preparation for many careers that draw on a solid background in environmental science, for example in public policy, law, public health, humanitarian work and more. Job prospects are excellent, and potential employers include local, state and federal government agencies and environmental consulting firms. 

Graduates are well prepared to work with water quality issues, including both monitoring and treating water resources, and a number of graduates are working at local government water treatment plants around the state, ensuring a safe water supply. Others work for environmental consulting firms where they are helping prevent, assess, and remediate water pollution and other environmental hazards; some have chosen to enhance their education in graduate school; and still others work in a range of fields monitoring and maintaining the environment.

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:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Water Reclamation  
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Hazardous Materials Emergency Response
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Water Resources Management
  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Sedimentary Geology

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.

General Requirements

  • $115 application fee
  • Official High School Transcripts or Record Equivalent
  • English Proficiency
  • Affidavit of support and financial statements (All financial support papers must be in English, showing amounts in U.S. dollars.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8046 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8046 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2596 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orem

  • 950 - 1650 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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