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What will I learn?

As an interdisciplinary academic field, environmental science includes the study and application of ecology, physics, chemistry, geology, atmospheric science, geography, oceanography, and natural resource management. Every scientific discipline you can think of has a direct relationship to environmental science, because the environment is all around us. Getting an environmental science degree provides a wealth of career opportunities that have global importance.

Students can study environmental chemistry, coastal restoration, toxicology, renewable energy, hydrology, and climate change. The B.S. in Environmental Science dovetails with the Department's programs in Sustainability and Marine Conservation.

Whether you want to solve complex environmental problems, advocate for environmental protection, or become the leader of a nature center or school, an environmental science degree from Florida Tech develops a strong background in science with hands-on experience in environmental research and problem-solving.

Gain Practical Experience

Many first-year students working toward an environmental science degree build experience by volunteering in faculty research labs, measuring water or soil quality, reviewing permit applications to determine the environmental impacts of new development projects, or studying the impacts of a contaminant on the environment. Working closely with professors in small classes makes classroom study, combined with research projects, a richer experience.

As an environmental science degree student, you’ll refine your practical skills in technical electives and specialized labs, completing a senior research project in a topic of your choosing. As a result, you get practical experience, an enhanced job search portfolio, and a stronger sense of yourself as a scholar—the perfect preparation for graduate school and employment.

Other Career Options

Environmental science careers include such jobs as:

  • Environmental scientist and specialist
  • Chemist and materials scientist
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental science and protection technician
  • Epidemiologist (requires master’s degree)
  • Geoscientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Natural sciences manager
  • Occupational health and safety specialist
  • Educator

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$42,770.00 per year
USD $21,385 per semester (12-19 credit hours); Summer Fee: USD $1,188/credit hour

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

Start date

Expected August 2023


Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne Campus,

150 W. University Blvd.,



32901, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students have completed a strong high school curriculum and demonstrated achievement in college preparatory classes.

For international students

Students must have completed a strong high school curriculum and demonstrated achievement in college preparatory classes. Your high school transcripts should indicate a minimum: Four years of math, including trigonometry, mathematics analysis, analytical geometry or precalculus; and Four years of science, including physics and chemistry.

English language proficiency:

Students whose home language is not English are considered to have demonstrated English language proficiency if they have accomplished any of the following: an Internet-based TOEFL (standard, home and paper) with an earned score of at least 79; or an IELTS with an earned score of at least 6.0; or a PTE Academic with an earned score of at least 58; or a Cambridge English: Advanced with an earned score of at least 180 (Grade of C); or a Duolingo English Test with an earned score of at least 100; ELS English for Academic Purposes level 112.

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


About Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Tech is a leading provider of science and engineering programs across Florida and the South, delivering excellent graduate outcomes.

  • 224th of 800 ranked higher education colleges in the U.S.
  • 51st out of 208 institutions in the South
  • 2nd best private college institution in Florida
  • Best provider of engineering technology courses in Florida

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