What will I learn?

We only have one planet—and with a Bachelor of Science in earth and environmental sciences (EES) from UNO, you can play a major role in protecting it. As you pursue the concentration of your choice, you’ll explore the delicate balance that keeps our world healthy and habitable. And as today’s environmental challenges make that global balance even more precarious, you’ll become a trusted and knowledgeable voice for environmental stewardship when it’s needed most.

Located in America’s coastal heartland, the University of New Orleans is the ideal place to study the earth and its ecosystems in all their enormous variation. Our Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences was founded in the 1960s and has grown rapidly into a thriving, rigorous academic center that is highly regarded locally and nationally. Our faculty are committed to teaching the next generation of geologists, environmental scientists, environmental engineers, and other stewards of our remarkable planet.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Concentrations

EES is a broad field, with plenty of branches you can explore as you shape your career path. That’s why UNO offers two concentrations within the Bachelor of Science in earth and environmental sciences degree, so your degree will be as closely related to your future career as possible. You can choose to focus your studies in either of these concentrations, supplementing the standard degree curriculum with tailored coursework to prepare you for success in either field. Both concentrations are 120-credit-hour programs, including 16 required credits in the concentration of your choice.


In essence, geosciences is the study of the earth itself: its surface, and interior, and how living things interact with it.

Environmental and Coastal Science

Because our world’s environments are so complex and connected, environmental science is naturally an interdisciplinary practice. You’ll draw on all different areas of science to understand environmental problems and human impacts on the environment. And from our location in New Orleans, you’ll be ideally placed to study the complex issues facing costal habitats in our unique ecosystem in the Mississippi Delta.

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$14,190.00 per year
I-20 Amounts (International Students): USD $13,990

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

Start date

19 August 2020, 20 January 2021


College of Sciences

1100 Science Building, University of New Orleans,

2000 Lakeshore Drive,



70148, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have a high school qualification and also have completed at least a 2.5 core GPA, as calculated by UNO Admissions.

English Language Scores: TOEFL 70; IELTS 6.0.

Application deadlines are October/1 for spring; June/1 for fall.

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About this uni

Based in Louisiana, USA the institution prides itself on providing a high level of education that is accessible to everyone.

  • Multicultural and diverse university
  • Based in the vibrant city of New Orleans
  • Financial assistance for 77% of students
  • Develops work-ready graduates