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Environmental Science, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pittsburg, CA, United States
A BS in Environmental Science at Chatham University provides students with an interdisciplinary, scientific perspective to help them develop an evidence-based approach to environmental challenges. 


Environmental scientists analyze interactions between humans and our biotic and abiotic environment. They collect data, analyze it, model it, and communicate their findings to wide range of stakeholders in government, private sector, and the citizenry. The BS in Environmental Science is offered by Chatham University.

Environmental Science Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

·         Demonstrate knowledge of the broad range of environmental science disciplines and their contribution to our understanding of environmental issues

·         Apply evidence-based scientific theory, concepts, and processes to propose creative, sustainable, and productive solutions to environmental challenges

·         Understand and use analytical approaches to environmental tasks, including statistical, geospatial, and laboratory skill sets

·         Effectively identify problems, generate testable hypotheses, design and document repeatable experiments, analyze data, and assess the implications of their findings

·         Communicate scientific ideas and data in clear, precise, and understandable written, oral, and graphic formats

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    65 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

·         Integrative Biology

·         Integrative Biology Lab

·         Dynamic Earth Systems

·         Global Change Science

·         Environmental Geology

·         Lab: Environmental Geology

·         Writing about Environmental Science

·         Internship - Environmental Studies

·         Soil Science

·         Capstone

·         Botany

·         Lab: Botany

·         Ecology

·         Lab: Ecology

·         Applied and Environmental Microbiology

·         Microbiology Lab 2

·         Chemistry I

·         Chemistry I Laboratory

·         Chemistry II

·         Chemistry II Laboratory

·         Organic Chemistry I

·         Elementary Organic Laboratory

·         Elementary Statistics

·         Scientific Research Methods

·         Environmental Toxicology

·         Environmental Chemistry

English Language Requirements

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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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General Requirements

First-year student applicants must submit the following:

·         Completed application for admission

·         Official high school transcripts (Form - DOC)

·         SAT or ACT scores

·         Essay or writing sample

·         One or more letters of recommendation from guidance counselor or teachers. (Form - PDF)

Students may apply using our test optional policy and choose not to submit their standardized test scores at the time of application. If not submitting their scores, in additional to the required application materials, applicants must submit the following:

·         Graded academic writing sample

·         Complete an on campus interview

·         Portfolio (optional) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37611 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37611 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37611 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37611 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburg

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award is a national award that includes a $5000 scholarship to Chatham University. It is awarded to one student nominated from each high school and community college across the United States who embodies the spirit of Rachel Carson in his or her dedication to sustainability and community development. Chatham offers many scholarships and grants to incoming first-year students, including the Rachel Carson Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship renewable for a total of four years. 

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