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What will I learn?

Environmental sciences is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the interaction of biological, chemical, and physical processes that shape our natural environment. In the soil and watersheds concentration, students focus on issues surrounding soil health, water quality and watershed management. Interactions among biota, soil, hydrology and biogeochemical processes are emphasized so that students gain an understanding of soils and watersheds that lead to more sustainable use of our environment.

WHY STUDY SOIL AND WATERSHEDS AT UNH?

UNH is a recognized leader in environmental sciences research related to soils and watersheds. Students benefit from the significant depth and breadth of faculty expertise in the areas of biogeochemical cycling, environmental chemistry, ecosystem science, global change, hydrology, plant ecology, soil science and water resource management. Students have access to numerous undergraduate internships and opportunities to work in faculty research labs at an early stage. Numerous watershed-scale monitoring efforts are available within a short distance from campus for field trips and undergraduate research experiences. Students graduate with a comprehensive skillset that prepares them for work at government agencies, environmental consulting firms, and environmental and university research labs, or for continued study in master’s and doctoral programs.

POTENTIAL CAREER AREAS

Advocacy and regulatory affairs
Local, state and federal environmental agencies
Education and outreach
Environmental consulting
Environmental monitoring
Environmental organizations
Research

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) jointly offer a bachelor of science degree in environmental sciences. Environmental science is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the interaction of biological, chemical, and physical processes that shape the environment, and control the response of natural systems to human activities. Students graduating with a degree in environmental sciences will have an understanding of these interacting processes, experience working in interdisciplinary teams to apply this understanding, and the ability to communicate effectively with both scientific and lay audiences. While in this program, students will acquire significant experience with field, laboratory and analytical methods appropriate for employment in professional environmental science positions as well as a basic understanding of environmental policy. The University of New Hampshire is a recognized leader in environmental sciences research, and the environmental sciences program capitalizes on faculty expertise in this area. Program faculty emphasize teaching and research in the areas of biogeochemical cycling, environmental chemistry, ecosystem science, global change, hydrology, plant ecology, soil science, and water resource management among many other fields.

Which department am I in?

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Study options

Full Time (128 hours)

Tuition fees
US$34,430.00 per year
Application deadline

15 October 2022, 15 November 2022

Start date

24 January 2023, 28 August 2023

Venue

University of New Hampshire

105 Main Street,

DURHAM,

New Hampshire,

03824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to a bachelor's degree program is based upon successful completion of a strong secondary school program of college preparatory coursework. Primary consideration is given to the academic record, as demonstrated by the quality of the candidate's secondary school course selections, achievement in their secondary school courses and recommendation. Consideration is also given to character, initiative, leadership, and special talents.

For international students

Each student must have their official high school diploma or general equivalency diploma.

English Language Score:

Minimum TOEFL score is 80 (internet version), 550 (paper version), 213 (computer version); recommended minimum IELTS score is 6.5; recommend Duolingo score is 105 or higher.

Application Deadlines - Early Action (Fall) - November 15; Regular Decision (Fall) - February 1; Regular Decision (Spring) - October 15.

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

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