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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science


What will I learn?

The world is your classroom, so we won’t confine you to learning only at a desk. Your education will be enriched with hands-on, experiential learning that will prepare you for success in your career. You’ll have opportunities to present research at national conferences and be published before you’ve even finished your undergraduate degree. We’re located in the heart of the Great Lakes Bay Region, so you will have premier access to the Saginaw Bay Watershed, one of the nation’s greatest natural freshwater laboratories. We established our own Saginaw Bay Environmental Science Institute with a research boat and foster many regional partnerships so you can engage with diverse ecosystems and gain plenty of firsthand field experience. If you are interested in science and environmental exploration, Environmental Science may be the perfect fit for you.

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science offers comprehensive training in a variety of disciplines including Biology, Chemistry, and Geography. Students will be prepared for careers with government agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses, as well as for graduate studies. Students develop core skills for environmental science careers through coursework in general biology, chemistry and geography. They examine ecological systems with respect to energy cycles and sustainability concepts. They also learn to conduct field research and laboratory experiments using best practices and industry standards. Additionally, the major is characterized with extensive hands-on field and laboratory experiences as well as a required internship.

Career Opportunities


Environmental Inspector

Environmental Scientist

Safety and Health Specialist

Park Ranger

Aquatic Toxicologist

Wetlands Ecologist

Water Resources Specialist

Soil Conservation Specialist

Water Quality Scientist

Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Which department am I in?

College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,639.00 per year
Application deadline

15 March 2023

Start date

9 January 2023, 8 May 2023


College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Saginaw Valley State University,

Pioneer Hall 236, 7400 Bay Road,



48710, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a GPA 2.50.

For international students

Students must have a high school equivalent. Minimum GPA: 2.0. English Language Scores: TOEFL (iBT) - 61, IELTS - 5.5, PTE - 45, ELS Certificate - 110, Education First - B2. Application Deadlines: Fall (August) Semester: July 1; Winter (January) Semester: November 1; Spring (May) Semester: March 15.

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


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