Environmental Sciences, Bachelor | Northwestern University | Evanston, United States
48 months
62391 USD/year
62391 USD/year
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The Environmental Sciences program at Northwestern University is open to all undergraduates. The curriculum synthesizes courses in the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, and humanities.


Program highlights

The Environmental Sciences program at Northwestern University will help students learn to:

  • Conceptualize environmental problems in a broad, interdisciplinary framework.
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative critical thinking skills to environmental problems spanning local to global scales.
  • Combine methods, perspectives, and practices in the natural sciences and engineering with those in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Discriminate between different views to separate cause from effect, recognize overarching themes, and differentiate fact from opinion.
  • Synthesize information in a way that promotes positive changes in human activity and offers solutions to existing and emerging environmental problems.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of forms and formats.

The major offers two tracks: science and policy. Both tracks share common foundation courses in science, mathematics, and social science and the same core curriculum. Advanced course work differs with track. The major entails three successive levels:

  • Foundation Courses in basic science, mathematics, and social science.
  • Core Courses that provide more specific education about the discipline.
  • Advanced Studies Courses offering specialized training in key areas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Earth: A Habitable Planet
  • Health of the Biosphere
  • Humans and the Environment
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Instrumentation And Field Methods 
  • Global Change Ecology

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

  • Common Application or Coalition Application*
  • Official secondary school transcript and school report
  • Counselor recommendation
  • At least one teacher recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores (OPTIONAL for 2020-22 cycle)
  • Official proof of English language proficiency‡ (ONLY for applicants whose first/primary language is not English or whose secondary schooling has not been in English)

Tuition Fee

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    62391 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 62391 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Evanston

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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