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Earn Your BS in Environmental Science Online

Evidence of climate change is signaling a call to action to address environmental protection and our planet’s sustainability. American Public University’s (APU) BS in Environmental Science equips those passionate about safeguarding and managing our environment with the requisite knowledge and skills needed to respond.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.


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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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$285
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Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Comprehensive Approach

This program thoroughly examines the complex relationship between science and public policy. Courses uniquely blend the study of science, policy, and management with classes in both natural and social sciences.

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Explore the key issues and solutions driving the future of environmental management, including the stewardship of natural resources, pollution management, fish and wildlife management, and hazardous materials.

Professionally Focused

To satisfy your professional goals, you will select a concentration to focus your studies. Your program concludes with a senior seminar in which you will reflect on your learning and analyze the environmental problem-solving process.

Expert Faculty

APU’s program is highly respected for its faculty who enrich your learning with their real-world knowledge from conservation and environmental agencies, conservation law enforcement, nonprofits, and the federal government.

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