Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
American Public University System

Program Details

The Environmental Science degree online from APUS combines coursework in both natural and social sciences with a focus on the complex relationship between science and public policy.

Students will gain a fundamental understanding of environmental policy and analysis. Courses take a look at environment management issues including stewardship of natural resources, pollution management, fish and wildlife management, and hazardous materials. Graduates can find employment as an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inspector, environmental engineer, civil engineer, or urban or regional planner.

Topics studied as a part of this program include:

  • Environmental economics
  • Water and soil science
  • Environmental ethics
  • Environmental and ecosystem management


  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • College Readiness Assessment (waived for students with 9 or more college credits)
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission