What will I learn?

Environmental Science solves a broad range of environmental problems that are global, regional and local in nature. Career paths involve studying causes of environmental changes and mitigating their impacts, protecting natural resources, and planning for a sustainable future.

Program Objectives

The Environmental Sciences B.S. program focuses on the role of the physical science in the protection of the environment and pollution remediation. Ultimately, the program is designed to prepare graduates for professional positions in the environmental education and/or to continue their education at the graduate level.

The program will also prepare students to pursue positions related to the environment in the fields of law, business, sociology, health and political science. Students in the Environmental Science program are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities provided to students, such as research experience for undergraduates (REU), cooperative education and internships.

Students of the B.S. program will succeed in the following:

  • Research-based Inquiry: Students employ research methods appropriate to their disciplines.
  • Collaboration: Students work effectively in teams, applying multidisciplinary and global perspectives.
  • Professional Readiness: Students exhibit professional and civic responsibility, as well as knowledge and skills necessary for professional and personal growth.

Learning Outcomes

We aim for our students of the Environmental Science B.S. program to meet the following specific learning outcomes:

  • Problem-solving: Use observation and experimentation to investigate chemical phenomena and solve problems and demonstrate problem-solving skill through critical thinking and analysis.
  • Information Literacy and Scientific Writing: Identify, discovery, analyze and interpret scientific information obtained from the laboratory, computational data and library research. Demonstrate understanding of how to ethical and legal use of scientific information obtained through the laboratory, computational data and library research.
  • Critical Thinking: Speak effectively and accurately about scientific topics, issues, and problems in a formal and informal context. Use quantitative methods to describe and analyze chemical phenomena. Use technical skills and equipment to describe and quantify chemical phenomena.
  • Ethics: Recognize and discuss the social and ethical implications of chemical research and its technological applications to human problems. Demonstrate proper ethical and legal conduct during performing and writing scientific research.
  • Collaboration: Interact with others in a skilled, cooperative fashion to discuss issues and solve problems.
  • Basic Knowledge of Chemical Processes: Demonstrate an understanding of general chemistry. Demonstrate an understanding of general biology, environmental science, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, ecology, environmental chemistry, environmental biology, general microbiology, environmental toxicology and environmental analysis.
  • Chemical Safety: Demonstrate an understanding of the proper handling, dispensing and disposal of chemicals.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$30,160.00 per year
This fees is for 2020 and subject to change for the academic year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 September 2020, 19 January 2021


College of Science and Liberal Arts

Cullimore Hall, Room 207,

University Heights,


New Jersey,

07102, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

We consider your entire academic high school record, especially your grades in math, science and English. We also take into account trends in your performance, for example, if your grades have improved from freshman to senior year.

Students in the top 25 percent of their class meet our class rank requirements. If your school does not use a ranking system, we consider a 3.0 GPA to be equivalent.

English Language Requirement: Students whose native language is not English are required to submit their results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language System (IELTS) and may also be required to take courses in English as a Second Language. The minimum TOEFL score is 550 on the paper-based exam, 213 on the computer-based exam, or 79 on the internet-based exam. The minimum IELTS score is 6.0.

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About this uni

As an industry leader, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students for careers in the ever-changing technological market.

  • No.1 university in USA for upward mobility
  • State-of-the-art facilities and leading industry connections
  • Lively campus just 20 minutes from Manhattan, New York
  • 11,400 students from over 70 different countries enrolled