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What will I learn?

Change Your Environment with an Environmental Science Major

Learn how to think and act critically and creatively to tackle important environmental challenges with an environmental science major from Southern New Hampshire University. With the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, you'll examine today's most vital environmental topics, including climate change, alternative energy, sustainability and the loss of biodiversity.


  • Environmental Science (BS) - Wildlife and Conservation Biology (On campus)

See Yourself Succeed as an Environmental Science Major

Through coursework, research, independent study and working closely with your professors, you'll gain the communication, interpersonal and technical skills needed to make a difference in the world. Whether you choose to work for a private company, nonprofit or governmental agency, or continue your studies at the graduate level, you'll leave prepared to meet the growing environmental challenges around the world. Highlights specific to this BS program include:

  • Numerous field research opportunities on and off campus
  • Faculty-led domestic and global learning experience opportunities
  • Small classes that foster individual learning, independent study projects and internships to fit your career goals

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in environmental science at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success
  • Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. (This scholarship amount is only for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.)
  • Innovative programs. Study abroad at little or no extra cost
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, N.H., named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine


The environmental science curriculum is based on a solid foundation in the natural and physical sciences, so you gain a broad-based interdisciplinary skill set that companies and organizations are looking for to solve complex environmental problems. Because your professors are passionate about environmental issues and bring specific expertise to the program, you can delve deeply into subjects that most interest you.

Online degree - Concentration Options:

Data Analytics in Science

Help solve real environmental challenges through data with the BS in Environmental Science with a concentration in Data Analytics in Science program.

Natural Resources and Conservation

Learn how to look at the environment from all angles. Focus on conservation and management of natural resources. Enjoy putting your passion for the environment to work with the online Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a concentration in Natural Resources and Conservation. This focus helps you develop a broad skill set that employers want. You’ll be able to solve environmental problems like climate change and energy issues.


  • Data Analytics in Science
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Wildlife & Conservation Biology

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,000.00 per year
Start date

2 January 2023


School of Arts and Sciences

2500 North River Road,


New Hampshire,

3106, United States

Online/Distance (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$9,600.00 per year
USD $960 per course fee; USD $320 per credit hour fee
Start date

24 October 2022, 2 January 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma. Minimum GPA: 2.5/4.0 or equivalent (Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 – 2.49 may be eligible for provisional admission).

For international students

Students must have the equivalent of a US High School Diploma with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 - 2.49 may be eligible for provisional admission.

They also must have the following requirements are as follows: TOEFL: 71; IELTS: 6.0 (sub scores: ? 5.5); PTE: 54; ELS: 112; EF: C1; ILSC: A2; Michigan: 85; ASC English: Completion of Level 6; FLS: Completion of Level 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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