Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Study the interactions between society and Earth with the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science in Temple’s College of Science and Technology. Students who earn the 123-credit-hour degree are prepared for further academic study at advanced levels or employment opportunities with government and public service, nonprofit, or private sector organizations with a focus on issues of

  • environmental monitoring,
  • land use change,
  • natural resource conservation and
  • water quality analysis.

The Environmental Science BS is a four-year program in which you’ll acquire a well-rounded background in the sciences. Designed to build a broad view of environmental issues and factors, the curriculum incorporates  biology, chemistry, economics, geography, geology and mathematics courses. In addition to the Environmental Science degree, students can earn the Environmental Professional Certificate by completing a 12-credit-hour program.

The program combines biological, information and physical sciences to the study of the environment, and how environmental problems may be solved with these varied scientific disciplines. Environmental scientists use a combination of field and laboratory research to understand the biological, chemical and physical processes that underlie the interplay between society and the planet. To mirror the real-life practices of environmental scientists, you’ll research current environmental issues and their potential remedies for your senior capstone project.

Classes & Curriculum

In this undergraduate program, courses will include 

  • Energy, Ecology, and Economy;
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics for the Life Sciences;
  • Physical Geology; and
  • Principles of Ecology.

Learn more about Environmental Sciences BS courses. 

Related Graduate Degrees

Related Graduate Certificates

+1 Bachelor-Master Programs

The College of Science and Technology offers +1 accelerated Bachelor-Master programs. Students can earn a BA or BS and, at the end of the fifth year, an MA or MS. Coursework is completed over five years instead of taking the usual six-year course of study.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s +1 Bachelor-Master programs.

Environmental Science Major / Master of Education

You can also earn an Environmental Science Major from the College of Science and Technology and a Middle Grades Education MEd from the College of Education. Qualified students can earn a master’s degree in five years, instead of taking the usual six. Learn more about pursuing this accelerated degree.

Dual Bachelor-Master Program for International Students

International students have the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree from their home institution and a graduate degree from Temple over five years. This multidisciplinary program includes undergraduate- and graduate-level coursework at Temple. Students are prepared for professional careers in today’s global economy and job market.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s Dual Bachelor-Master Program for international students.

3+4 Accelerated Programs

The College of Science and Technology offers accelerated 3+4 degree programs in a seven-year course of study, instead of the usual eight years. Qualifying undergraduate students can obtain a Environmental Science Major from CST and a

  • Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the Kornberg School of Dentistry,
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the School of Podiatric Medicine,
  • Doctor of Medicine from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine or
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Medicine from the School of Pharmacy.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s 3+4 accelerated degree programs.

3+3 Accelerated Program

Qualified students can earn a Environmental Science Major and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the College of Public Health over a five-year course of study, instead of taking the usual six years.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technologys 3+3 accelerated degree program.

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program

The College of Science and Technology Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program is designed for students planning to apply to medical school or pursue other health-related professions. The program offers the following two tracks.

  • The Basic Core in Health Sciences is intended for professionals who need the required science courses to apply to medical school.
  • The Advanced Core in Health Sciences is a program for current students who have met the premedical requirements and who seek advanced science coursework.

Both tracks include classes at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and the College of Science and Technology. Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

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