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Two important trends, environmental science and online education, have come together and there’s never been a better time for it. With numerous environmental problems rapidly approaching critical mass, the need is growing for well-educated and trained experts ready to tackle these problems head on. Distance learning is helping to make that possible with degree programs and courses available in almost every sector of the environmental science field. If you think you might be interested in earning a degree in the field online, the following guide offers in-depth information, tips and expert advice to get you started.

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Continued growth in environmental awareness and ecosystem preservation has made higher education in the fields a more popular (and a more important) enterprise. Thirty years ago, environmental science lived on the fringes of college and university course collections, with students taking a single course in environmental policy or studies as part of a larger biology degree program. Yet today, post-secondary institutions have extensive curricula, faculty and resources dedicated to quality education in environmental science and related fields.

Nearly in parallel, online learning has become a clear focus in higher education. More and more students are using online learning to finish their degree faster, or they’re completing entire programs from the comfort of home. In 2013, an estimated seven million college students – nearly half of all persons enrolled at the post-secondary level — took at least a single class online.

The following guide examines the combination of these two worlds: environmental science and online learning. It explores the various degree programs currently offered online by well-established and widely recognized colleges and universities, both public and private, as well as the growing number of primarily online institutions. It also breaks down online environmental science degrees by level, and provides an inside look from an online program graduate. There are a lot of distance education options out there today. Finding the right one is critical.

Spotlighting Top Online Programs in the U.S.

Columbia College

Associate in Science in Environmental Studies

Students just beginning their college careers may want to look at Columbia College’s online associate degree program that addresses environmental topics in politics, management, policy, and law. The 60-credit hour degree plan includes 30 credits of general education studies, plus major field courses and electives in environmental science. Online students can choose among major and elective studies in biology, American environmental history, biodiversity, ecology, atmospheric sciences, ethics, environmental disasters, and statistics. General education courses provide a foundation for transfer to four-year colleges with online classes in computer information systems, algebra, pre-calculus, English composition, geography and speech.

Green Mountain College

Online Master of Science in Environmental Studies

The focus of Green Mountain College’s online MS in Environmental studies is on educating and inspiring professionals to return to their careers and communities with an eye toward making an impact locally. Students study issues pertinent to their local resources and undertake projects that apply directly to their “bioregion”. Online classes are limited to 20 students. Graduates go on to careers in fields such as environmental policy, environmental journalism, nature and wildlife conservancy, public and governmental organizations. The program is built on a 36-hour graduate curriculum with three-credit online courses running six weeks in duration. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree, submit a 500-word essay on career and educational goals, and a portfolio of previous research, community work, or relevant publications.

Humboldt State University College of eLearning

Certificate Program in Ecology & Sustainable Tourism

Humboldt State University’s online certificate program is designed around “the practice of sustainable, ecology-based tourism.” Coursework examines the roles of planning, community building, education, and sustainable architecture that go into a well-planned ecotourism enterprise. Students take self-paced courses in topics such as biodiversity, climate change, carbon and ecological footprints, and sustainable tourism planning. According to the university, studies are designed for professionals seeking or advancing careers in resources management, global human development programs, ecotourist tour companies and lodging. The program requires students to complete a capstone project, including on-site ecotourism research and a follow-up assessment, a written itinerary for an ecotour, or a sustainable tourism marking plan. Certificate students can also receive optional 10 units of academic credit.

Montana State University

Master of Science in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

Montana State’s online MS degree in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences is a 30-credit program comprised of 400/500-level courses in the major and a required professional research paper. The paper represents the culmination of master’s level studies in topics such as land reclamation, microbial ecology of natural systems, environmental risk assessment, riparian ecology, restoration ecology, water quality, soil nutrient management, watershed hydrology, fluvial systems ecology and restoration, integrated management of invasive plant species, and crop diversification. The interdisciplinary curriculum is flexible and tailored to student goals.

Northeastern University

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies Online

Northeastern’s online BS in Environmental science combines a core bachelor’s degree general studies curriculum with major concentration of studies in science, environmental policy, and 55 hours of courses in the major. Online students can take courses in specialties including wetlands and coastal ecology, fundamentals of GIS analysis, disasters, nature’s violence & the human threat, principles of microeconomics, hydrology and related health issues, public health, and urban ecology. Students are trained to assess and respond to economic technical, institutional, and behavioral challenges affecting the environment. Qualified students can receive financial aid in loans, grants and scholarships.

Oregon State University

Online Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science

Oregon State University’s (OSU) E-campus has received the “Best College” ranking by U.S. News & World Report (2014) for its Online Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science. The program is ranked fourth nationally in the number of faculty publications featured in professional ecology/environmental journals. The OSU online Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences program requires students to complete 180 undergraduate credits, with a heavy focus on science and mathematics, and 27 credits or more in the environmental specialization. It’s built around specialization options in environmental conservation and sustainability, applied ecology and resource management, business and entrepreneurship, environmental policy, resource economics, and water science and resources.

Southern New Hampshire University

Online Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science

Southern New Hampshire University’s interdisciplinary online bachelor of science degree is designed to focus on key biology, geology, chemistry and physics studies essential to a career in natural resources and conservation. The curriculum balances major coursework in natural resources and conservation with classes in environmental law, geology, ethics, applied statistics, climate change, field methods and waste reduction. In addition to taking online classes, students conduct their own research projects in field settings of their choice. Lab kits are mailed to students for participation in online, instructor-led lab courses.

University of Idaho

Online M.S. in Environmental Science

The University of Idaho’s 30-credit, non-thesis M.S. degree is delivered in a full-time or part-time basis, with all courses delivered in a 24/7 online format. In addition to taking online self-paced classes, students may also complete course materials via online videos and independent studies. The interdisciplinary program provides students with elective specializations in GIS systems, fire ecology water science, environmental contamination and restoration ecology. The major includes five courses in biological science and physical science, two classes in social sciences, upper-division courses in statistics or research methods, and independent seminar, and a non-thesis research project. In the professor-guided seminar, students must attend 20 events (governmental, community, educational) directly related to the environment.

University of Illinois

M.S. degree program in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

Illinois’ online Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences M.S. degree is a self-paced, semester-based program that allows students to customize their curriculum to suit career and research aspirations. The off-campus program was started in 1999 and blends online class meetings and lectures with lab sessions and field trips arranged by the university and the student. Students can try out the program by taking up to 12 hours as non-degree student before committing to the graduate degree. Recent courses include sustainable development, water and soil conservation, advanced GIS for natural resource planning, and principles of applied ecology. Interdisciplinary courses include studies in horticulture and crop science, plant pathology and environmental engineering.

University of Maryland, University College

Online Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management

UMUC’s online degree program in environmental management is an interdisciplinary study of leadership roles in fields such as public health, pollution remediation, emergency management, occupational health, risk management, and health policy. Curriculum includes the development of plans to respond to challenges in public safety, health, regulations, policies, and environmental law. The degree requires successful completion of 120 credits divided in general studies and 49 hours of courses in environmental management. The degree is rounded out by studies in public and media relations, management communications, environmental chemistry, air quality management, and environmental technology.

A Look at Online Environmental Science Degree Levels

There are distance-learning programs available in environmental science and its myriad subfields on three of the four major degree levels. Not all subfields lend themselves well to online study, but a surprising number do, although most degree programs require some level of on-campus attendance and/or in-the-field participation. It all depends on the particular study subject and the institution offering the degree. What follows is a look at the types of environmental science programs currently available online by degree level.

Associate: Associate degree programs are typically two years in length and offered mostly on the local level by public community and technical colleges. As a result, the number and variety of online degree programs is relatively limited with most made available by private, for-profit, exclusively online providers. Most, but not all. There are also a very few public post-secondary schools with online environmental degree programs. Virtually none of these programs are offered 100% online, however. Degree programs such as the A.A.S. Environmental Engineering Technology offered by Central Carolina Technical College require completion of some hybrid-format courses. Job opportunities for environmental associate degree holders are very limited and most students earning such a degree move on to a four-year college or university to complete a related bachelor’s degree program.

Bachelor’s: A typical bachelor’s program requires a four-year time commitment, although some online programs can be completed in three. There’s a lot more action in the environmental science field once you reach the bachelor’s degree level, both in the sheer number of programs available, particularly from public colleges and universities, and in the variety of subfields accommodated. In many cases, bachelor’s degrees in the field are titled as a B.S. in Environmental Science or something very closely related such as Environmental Studies or Environmental Technology. Often these programs provide students the option to specialize or minor in a specific subfield. A good example of such a program is Oregon State University’s Online B.S. in Environmental Sciences. The OSU program’s curriculum consists of general education and subject-related core classes, plus a wide range of specialization courses in areas including applied ecology and resource management, business and entrepreneurship, environmental policy, fisheries and wildlife, resource economics, water science and resources, horticulture and more. The OSU program’s degree requirements also include a biology component that is not offered online. Students may arrange to complete the component on the OSU campus or at another accredited university or community college location.

Masters: Another move up in degree level is accompanied by a corresponding expansion in online environmental science program offerings from reputable colleges and universities. The flexibility of online learning is also emphasized on this level. Schools providing online degrees understand that many students come to these programs after several years of post-undergraduate employment and environmental science work experience. Many students also plan to continue in full- or part-time employment while working on their master’s degree. As a result, curricula are designed for full- or part-time study, with courses offered in a self-paced format. As with bachelor’s programs, master’s degrees in the field often come with the “Environmental Science” or “Environmental Studies” titles and a choice of subfield options or minors. Others are offered with different or expanded titles such as Montana State University’s M.S. in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences or Duke University’s Master of Environmental Management. Also, like bachelor’s degree programs, online master’s degrees in the environmental science field will include some level of on-campus or in-the-field course requirements. Online master’s degree programs generally require a one- to two-year commitment depending on the course load (full- or part-time) that a student is able to take on in any given term.

Doctoral: At the moment, there appear to be no doctorate degree programs in environmental science offered primarily through online study. This is due to the fact that, by its very nature, the field and lab intensive coursework on the doctoral level does not lend itself to distance learning. There are, however, a number of online doctorate degree programs offered in subjects related to the environmental science field. Examples include the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Ph.D. in Safety Sciences and Texas Tech University’s Joint Doctor of Education in Agricultural Education.

Online Environmental Science Program Accreditation

A crucial factor in choosing any online degree program is proper accreditation. Accreditation is the means by which students can be assured of the soundness and quality of an educational institution and it’s programs. Postsecondary accreditation takes two basic forms: institutional and programmatic. Institutional accreditation concerns the academic soundness of a college or university as a whole. Institutional accreditation in the United States is carried out primarily by six independent regional agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Virtually all major colleges and universities in the nation, both public and private, are accredited by one of these six regional agencies. By extension, online degree programs and courses offered by these schools also fall under the same institutional accreditation.

Programmatic accreditation has to do with assuring the soundness and quality of specific academic disciplines taught within an institution. There are presently no organizations providing programmatic accreditation specifically for environmental science degree programs, although some related programs might hold programmatic accreditation. For example the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredits environmental engineering programs.

Many fully online degree providers, most of the for-profit variety, and the programs they provide may be accredited by other reputable institutional and programmatic agencies. However, individuals are advised to approach such providers and their programs with caution. Before enrolling, students should always determine whether or not an online degree program would supply them with an academic credential that will be accepted by other educational institutions, certification boards and employers.

Popular Online Environmental Science Degrees (and Careers to Match)

There are lots of areas of study that fall under the general heading of environmental science. Here are several of the top degrees in the field available online, along with a look at some of the career options for each.

Agricultural Science

The B.S. in Agricultural Science is the most prevalent online degree title in this subject area, although closely related titles such as Farm Management, Agribusiness, Food Science and Technology, Agricultural Communications and Agricultural Management can also be found.

How Does It Work?

As with most bachelor’s degrees, online bachelor’s programs in agricultural science generally require four years of coursework. Many of these programs can be completed fully online, depending on the specific degree title or specialization. For example, those degrees focusing on agricultural business management are likely to be offered in a 100% online format. Other programs, however, require some level of outside participation usually in the form of summer or weekend on-campus sessions or internships. Degree-specific curricula often require courses in subjects such as agricultural management, agricultural law, crops, animal physiology, environmental economics and organic farming.

Popular Career Options for Graduates

Common career titles for agricultural science graduates include farmer, rancher, agribusiness field representative and food scientist. Agricultural scientists also often find employment with local, state and federal governments.

Atmospheric Scientist or Meteorologist

Most jobs in the field of atmospheric science or meteorology require at least a bachelor’s degree in the subject or in a closely related field like chemistry, geology or physics. There are a only a small number of for-profit and non-profit online schools offering bachelor’s degrees in atmospheric science and meteorology. Common degree titles include B.S. in Meteorology, Bachelor of Applied Science in Meteorology, or B.S. in Atmospheric Science.

How Does It Work?

Four-year online degree programs in atmospheric science and meteorology generally require some amount of on-campus participation, although at least one bachelor’s degree program offers coursework that can be completed fully online. Common subject-specific courses include meteorological analysis, atmospheric thermodynamics, atmospheric physics, fundamentals of mesoscale weather forecasting, as well as physics, calculus and general chemistry. Other common subjects include mathematics, communications and computer science.

Popular Career Options for Graduates

Careers in atmospheric science and meteorology can be found in all sectors of the economy. Government positions are available mainly on the state and federal levels with such agencies as the National Weather Service. Job titles include meteorologist, weather forecaster, climatologist, operations controller and risk management consultant.

Conservation Science and Forestry

Entry-level employment positions in conservation science and forestry will require earning a bachelor’s degree, although teaching and advanced management jobs often require a master’s degree. Common online degree titles in this field include B.S. Conservation Science, B.S. Forestry, B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences and B.S. Forest Resources and Conservation.

How Does It Work?

Online conservation science and forestry degree programs are rare, given the nature of the subject matter. Those that are offered through distance learning often feature coursework that can be completed fully online, but include an in-person component, typically in the form of an internship. Coursework will cover topics such as ecology, general chemistry, fisheries and wildlife, plant structure and physiology, ornithology, ichthyology, mammalogy and herpetology, ecosystems and wetlands ecology. Other online degree major options for those interested in conservation science or forestry include agricultural science, environmental science and rangeland management.

Popular Career Options for Graduates

Conservation science and forestry graduates will find job opportunities with businesses like the lumber and energy industries as well as with non-profit conservation organizations. Many will find work with federal agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or its state-level counterparts. Popular job titles for graduates include environmental scientist, conservation scientist, forestry manager, wildlife biologist, land manager and restoration planner.

Environmental Management

Online degree programs in management are extremely popular regardless of the specific field, environmental science included. A check online reveals a relative abundance of distance learning master’s degree programs in environmental management. Most of these programs offer degrees with the simple M.S. in Environmental Management title, but programs may employ the titles M.S. in Environmental Planning and M.S. in Environmental Management and Sustainability. A few dual degree programs, such as an M.S. Environmental Management/M.B.A. can also be found.

How Does It Work?

Environmental management is one of the very few degree choices in the environmental science field where most programs can be completed fully online. Environmental master’s degree programs are also among the most flexible in terms of time commitment, with the majority of programs allowing students to complete them in as little or as long a period that they need to take. This is because individuals pursuing management graduate degrees almost always remain in their current jobs while pursuing their studies. Online courses are commonly offered in an asynchronous format although individuals may be required to attend some online classes at a scheduled time in order to facilitate necessary interaction between students. Course titles for environmental management master’s programs include strategies for sustainability management, environmental toxicology and risk management, environmental economics and critical analysis of environmental systems.

Popular Career Options for Graduates

Environmental management graduates will find job opportunities anywhere there are environmental science related activities. Many master’s students enter into an environmental management degree program with the intent of remaining with their current employer and moving up the corporate ladder. Job titles for graduates include environmental planner, research coordinator, field supervisor, project leader and environmental task manager.

Environmental Science

As discussed above, online degree programs in the general field of environmental science can be found on the associate, bachelor’s and master’s levels. Most popular among the three, in terms of career planning in the general field, is the B.S. in Environmental Science. Similar degree programs may also be titled B.S. in Environmental Studies, B.S. in Environmental Health and B.S. in Public Health.

How Does It Work?

As is typical, online associate degrees in environmental science are two-year programs while bachelor’s programs in the major require a four-year commitment. Online degree programs on both levels feature coursework that can, for the most part, be completed through distance learning classes, but also require some in-person classes or in-the-field participation. An internship involving lab or fieldwork may be an additional requirement. Typical coursework includes general subjects such as chemistry, physics and calculus, as well as more major-specific ones like botany, zoology, environmental statistics, environmental ecology, microbiology, soils, field biology, renewable energy and waste water treatment.

Popular Career Options for Graduates

As mentioned earlier, those individuals entering the job market following completion of an environmental science associate degree will face severely limited choices in their field of study. One possibility is Environmental Technician. Those graduating with a bachelor’s degree will find a much wider range of jobs to pursue with titles that include botanist, ecologist, air and water quality manager, hazardous waste manager, park ranger, air pollution analyst and environmental health specialist.


A field closely associated with environmental science is geoscience, which deals with the earth and encompasses the fields of geology, geophysics and geochemistry. Many colleges and universities now offer geoscience degrees via distance learning, mainly on the bachelor’s and master’s levels. Common online degree titles on both levels include Geoscience, Applied Environmental Geoscience and, of course, Geology.

How Does It Work?

Given that geoscience concerns the study of the earth, it’s not surprising that distance learning geoscience degree programs require some amount of fieldwork to complement their online courses. Often students can complete in-person requirements by attending weekend or summer field experiences. However, some programs supplement online coursework with home science lab projects in which self-contained lab kits are delivered to students’ homes. In addition to traditional classes in geology, geoscience curricula typically include courses in subjects such as soils, engineering, hydrology, environmental geology and biological science.

Popular Career Options for Graduates

Employment options for geoscientists can be found in the private sector in the energy, forestry and mineral industries, with civil engineering and construction companies and with non-profit conservation and preservation organizations. Government agencies such as the National Park Service are also major employers of geoscientists. Geoscientist job titles include engineering geologist, geochemist, field seismologist, minerals surveyor, environmental consultant and many others.

Occupational Health and Safety

Most professionals in the occupational health and safety field begin by completing a related bachelor’s degree program. Many bachelor’s graduates move on to complete a master’s degree or graduate certificate program. Online bachelor’s degrees in the field are typically titled B.S. in Occupational Health and Safety, but optional choices are also available such as B.S. in Industrial Hygiene. Concentrations may additionally be offered in subjects such as fire science and environmental management.

How Does It Work?

Bachelor’s degree programs in occupational health and safety follow the typical four-year study plan. Common coursework will include classes in subjects such as construction safety, industrial ergonomics, industrial hygiene, hazardous materials management, accident investigation and OSHA standards. Students intending on earning an online degree in occupational health and safety should familiarize themselves with any and all state licensing requirements before enrolling. They should also make sure that the program they select is fully accredited and that the degree they earn will qualify them for whatever testing and certification that might be required to practice in their state.

Popular Career Options for Graduates

Employment in the occupational health and safety field can be found in all sectors of the economy with most in the government sector or within any number of businesses and industries. Common job titles to look for are health and safety inspector, industrial hygienist, ergonomist, health physicist, environmental protection officer and loss control consultant.

Zoology and Wildlife Biology

It’s difficult to imagine that there are colleges and universities offering online bachelor’s degrees in zoology, but there are a few. There are also a small number of master’s degree programs in the field offered online for those individuals that intend to advance in their careers into supervisory or management positions. The degree titles of B.S. in Zoology and B.S. in Wildlife Biology are the most popular, but students may also look to degrees with titles such as B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Science. Alternative online degree choices include ecology and biology.

How Does It Work?

Although online programs in zoology and wildlife biology do exist, they are relatively limited in number due to the nature of the field. Virtually all online programs are offered in the hybrid format and require some level of course and fieldwork is completed in-person. Often field experience can be obtained through an internship program with a veterinarian, at a local zoo or aquarium, or with the Humane Society. Typical degree requirements include courses in subjects such as ecology and evolution biology, cell and molecular biology, animal physiology, biochemistry, marine and freshwater ecology and computer databases. Many online zoology degree programs require or offer their students specializations in areas such as mammalogy, herpetology, ichthyology and ornithology.

Popular Career Options for Graduates

Zoology and wildlife biology graduates often begin their careers working in veterinary offices, zoos, aquariums and marine parks or with local, state or federal agencies. Non-profit conservation organizations also hire zoologists and wildlife biologists. Job titles include veterinary assistant, zookeeper, entomologist, park ranger, pest control inspector and research assistant.

39 Colleges Where Environmental Science Matters

Environmental science is a popular area of study at U.S. colleges and universities, offered at hundreds of schools across the nation. Graduates go on to careers as environmental technicians, policy advisers, researchers and professors.

College Rank College Name #Programs Tuition Total Enrollment City State
1 University of Georgia11$6,676 38,822 Athens Georgia
2 North Carolina State University at Raleigh10$5,153 40,165 Raleigh North Carolina
3 University of Colorado Boulder10$7,672 36,946 Boulder Colorado
4 Columbia University10#N/A 27,257 New York New York
5 University of California-Berkeley9$11,220 39,175 Berkeley California
6 Johns Hopkins University9$42,280 25,376 Baltimore Maryland
7 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus8$3,849 30,642 Norman Oklahoma
8 Colorado State University-Fort Collins8$6,307 33,712 Fort Collins Colorado
9 Iowa State University8$6,408 31,501 Ames Iowa
10 University of California-Irvine8$11,220 29,200 Irvine California
11 Yale University8$40,500 12,893 New Haven Connecticut
12 Cornell University8$41,325 21,437 Ithaca New York
13 University of Southern California8$42,162 40,515 Los Angeles California
14 University of Idaho7$3,874 15,087 Moscow Idaho
15 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus7$4,303 26,807 Stillwater Oklahoma
16 Portland State University7$7,653 29,524 Portland Oregon
17 Oregon State University7$6,228 28,188 Corvallis Oregon
18 Northern Arizona University7$6,514 28,561 Flagstaff Arizona
19 University of Oregon7$7,551 27,078 Eugene Oregon
20 University of Cincinnati-Main Campus7$8,805 38,041 Cincinnati Ohio
21 University of Delaware7$9,670 23,239 Newark Delaware
22 University of California-Davis7$11,220 33,786 Davis California
23 University of California-Santa Cruz7$11,220 18,412 Santa Cruz California
24 Michigan State University7$12,769 52,567 East Lansing Michigan
25 Drexel University7$32,500 28,374 Philadelphia Pennsylvania
26 Southern Methodist University7$34,990 12,513 Dallas Texas
27 George Washington University7$42,332 29,887 Washington District of Columbia
28 University of Wyoming6$2,496 14,902 Laramie Wyoming
29 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill6$5,128 32,426 Chapel Hill North Carolina
30 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry6$5,270 2,939 Syracuse New York
31 University of Arizona6$8,364 42,779 Tucson Arizona
32 University of Washington-Seattle Campus6$9,746 49,554 Seattle Washington
33 University of California-Riverside6$11,220 22,067 Riverside California
34 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities6$11,650 64,349 Minneapolis Minnesota
35 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor6$12,440 44,453 Ann Arbor Michigan
36 University of Vermont6$12,888 15,923 Burlington Vermont
37 University of St Thomas Saint Paul6$31,504 12,164 Saint Paul Minnesota
38 Tulane University6$39,850 14,037 New Orleans Louisiana
39 Northwestern University6$41,592 23,634 Evanston Illinois