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Environmental Science, B.Sc.

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San Diego, CA, United States
This Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science at Point Loma Nazarene University will require you to complete 8 units within an off-campus environmental program. The purpose behind having you study in an off-campus program is to encourage you to expand your learning beyond PLNU and allow you to take advantage of many specialized courses.

Overview

This Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science at Point Loma Nazarene University will require you to complete 8 units within an off-campus environmental program. The purpose behind having you study in an off-campus program is to encourage you to expand your learning beyond PLNU and allow you to take advantage of many specialized courses offered through study abroad programs or summer field courses.

  • Are you in love with nature and enjoy being outside as much as inside? Do you often rely on logic to solve complex problems or come up with original solutions? Could you see yourself helping businesses and organizations understand how decision-making processes impact the environment? If this sounds like you, then a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science could lead to a fulfilling and meaningful career.
  • To prepare you for environmental science careers, we offer an inter-departmental program where you'll have the chance to take core science classes in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics alongside electives in political science, economics, philosophy, or sociology. This broad range of academic disciplines will empower you to understand the connections and interactions across these areas of study, and ultimately how each affects the environment.

A degree in environmental science can lead to careers in the following areas:

  • Botany
  • Conservation Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Environmental Chemistry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    68 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Environment and People (GE) **
  • Cell Biology and Biochemistry (GE) **
  • Ecological and Evolutionary Systems (GE) **
  • Organismal Biology
  • General Chemistry I (GE) **
  • General Chemistry II
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Calculus With Applications (GE) **
  • Genetics 
  • Conservation Ecology 
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Submit the Application for Admission
  • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation (one academic and one spiritual)
  • Submit Two Essays  
  • Pay the $55 Application Fee Online or by Mail  
  • Send Official Transcripts
  • Submit Official Proof of English Proficiency  
  • Request an In-Person, Phone, or Skype Interview (optional but strongly recommended)
  • Submit bank statement(s) or financial support letters
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      36350 USD/year
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    • National

      36350 USD/year
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    General fee: $600/year

    Living costs for San Diego

    • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
      Living Costs

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    Funding

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