BS in Environmental Science

Our program trains students to become effective advocates for the environment. The curriculum consists of rigorous science- and policy-based courses and experiential learning that prepare our students for exciting careers in the environmental field.


Organization Name: 
American University
Discipline: 
Agriculture/Forestry
Location: 
Washington, DC

Admission to the Program

Admission to the program is through formal declaration of the major through the Department of Environmental Science.

University Requirements

  • A total of 120 credit hours
  • 6 credit hours of college writing 
  • 3 credit hours of college mathematics or the equivalent by examination

General Education Requirements

  • A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas
  • At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component
  • No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline

Major Requirements

  • 73 credit hours with grades C or better