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What will I learn?

This specialization takes a multidisciplinary approach to environmental science based on a strong core in the biological sciences. The program provides students with a foundation in organismal biology, ecology, environmental chemistry, earth science, and environmental management. With its strengths in freshwater and marine ecology, water pollution, and plant and animal organismal biology, the program prepares students for careers in environmental science and natural resource management with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the environmental management industry and for graduate studies in these areas.

Learning Outcomes

1) Students should demonstrate a broad-based and integrative understanding of basic biological concepts that fosters an appreciation of the diversity of life and the processes by which life has evolved.

2) Students should demonstrate an ability to effectively convey, both orally and in writing, a knowledge of biological content, methods, and issues.

3) Students should demonstrate an ability to locate, critically analyze, interpret, and discuss primary research literature within the biological sciences.

4) Students should demonstrate knowledge of up-to-date scientific tools and techniques.

5) Students should demonstrate an awareness of contemporary scientific issues including ethics and the impact of science on society.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering, Science, and Technology

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 to 130 credits)

Tuition fees
US$24,866.00 per year
USD $12,433 per term

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

Start date

Expected January 2023


School of Engineering, Science, and Technology

Copernicus Hall - Room 2240700 1615 Stanley Street,



06050, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Official copies of secondary and post-secondary educational records.

For international students

Applicants must have official copies of secondary and post-secondary educational records.

TOEFL Score: Internet: minimum score 61, Computer: minimum score 173, Paper: minimum score 500. A minimum band score of 5.5 IELTS is required for admissions consideration.

Application deadline is April 1st for the fall semester and November 1st for the spring semester.

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


About Central Connecticut State University

CCSU develops its undergraduates into thoughtful and responsible leaders who go on to cultivate a vibrant and progressive global community.

  • Long and illustrious educational heritage, since 1849
  • Ranked 7th in Connecticut for campus safety
  • 14:1 student-to-professor ratio
  • 85 per cent of graduates remain in Connecticut area

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