Explore your brighter future with our online degree in Environmental Science through Arizona Online.

Whether you are looking to further yourself in your current job, transition to a new career or gain more knowledge after your time in the military, we are here to help you reach your goals.

Graduates of our online bachelor's degree in environmental science pursue careers and jobs:

  • managing environment systems
  • working with communities at the intersection of environmental and human health
  • devising environmental laws and regulations
  • advising policymakers
  • lessening the environmental impact of industry

Find out more about how to apply and the process to become a WildCat at Arizona Online!

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Courses start 7.5 weeks so you can fit our program into your schedule.

Dates & Deadlines

Per Unit Cost = $525

To enroll in this program, students must transfer in or concurrently obtain equivalent credit for these courses:

  • CHEM 151, General Chemistry I (4 units)
  • CHEM 152, General Chemistry II (4 units)
  • MIC 205A, Introductory Microbiology (3 units)

See example course descriptions and explore the two paths through our online environmental science program.

Learn all about what what environmental scientists do and hear from real environmental careers from practicing professionals! We will also discuss resources available to you as a University of Arizona student.

Learn how modern science and technology have improved understanding of our environment, and how we are working towards solving  important environmental challenges facing humanity, including climate change, pollution, loss of biodiversity and water shortages.

Become familiar with the abiotic and biotic scientific processes within our soil, water and atmosphere that affects the fate and transport of pollutants. You will learn all about the impact of environmental pollution and what you can do to solve it. 

Soil, Air and Water

Want to expand your knowledge about our ecosystems?

Graduates work as scientists, technicians, consultants and project managers. You will learn about strategies to help us confront difficult issues our environment faces.

Course topics:

  • environmental chemistry
  • environmental physics
  • environmental microbiology
  • biostatistics
  • geographic information sciences
  • professional development for environmental careers

Course examples:

  • ENVS 316: Soil Fertility & Plant Nutrition
  • ENVS 470: Soil Physics

Leadership, Sustainability and Communication

Learn how to advocate for our environment!

Graduates work in government, private and public sectors focusing in sustainability, advocacy and policy. Find out how you can respond to pollution, waste management, biodiversity, natural resource management and climate change through policy.

Course topics:

  • fundamentals of environmental science and sustainability
  • environmental justice
  • communicating science
  • environmental ethics

Course example:

  • ENVS 310: Ecosystem Health and Justice