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Environmental Science and Policy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Austin, TX, United States
Get involved in sustainability at a time when it's needed the most. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy at Saint Edward’s University prepares you to protect and conserve all aspects of our environment. 
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With increasing awareness of the need for a more sustainable society, there is a growing demand for graduates in this field. In this program, you will to learn to analyze natural resource policies and help solve current environmental problems. Throughout the program, you will develop solutions by exploring the physical and biological processes that maintain life. Over the course of your studies in this major, you will...

  • Take a combination of environmental sciences, ethics and political science courses
  • Work in a lab setting on natural science projects 
  • Examine issues of sustainability, climate change and air quality
  • Investigate soil and water conservation and the conservation of natural resources

Career options:

Environmental Science and Policy students at  Saint Edward’s University tackle issues highly relevant in today's society by working closely with government agencies, nonprofits, policy makers, scientists, members of the public, and corporations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Environmental Geology
  • Environmental Science
  • Chemistry in the Environment
  • Political Research and Statistics
  • Public Policy
  • The Legislative Process and Lobbying
  • Environmental Politics and Policy

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Major Requirements: The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy requires 57 hours of major courses, which include a combination of environmental science and policy, political science, biology, chemistry and economics. In addition, students can choose 9 hours of elective courses to specialize in a single discipline related to the degree.

Electives: Students complete 15 hours of elective courses in any area of study they choose. These courses do not have to relate to the major.

General Education Requirements: The degree requires 48 hours of general education courses that students complete over four years in addition to their major courses and electives.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46690 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46690 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Austin

  • 1243 - 2310 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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