Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Environmental Science is a broad and interdisciplinary field primarily concerned with the interrelationships between the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere, and the biosphere. It integrates diverse scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics, geology, hydrology, atmospheric science, oceanography, and toxicology.

Environmental science also touches on other disciplines such as engineering, psychology, economics, communications, business, and public policy. Environmental science is very inclusive because we all interact with the environment daily, which is so critical to our survival. Kennesaw State University’s Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science provides you with a truly interdisciplinary program drawing on faculty expertise and existing courses in the natural sciences, engineering technology, policy, and law.

This program prepares you to enter the industry, consulting, state agencies, or advanced professional programs in the environmental sciences. You will be able to assess and control pollutants, remedy and restore toxic sites, sustainable development, manage the conservation of natural resources, and conduct environmental research.



KSU environmental science students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Environmental Science Degree Pathway
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Environmental Science Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Faculty Expertise – Our faculty members have extensive research and teaching experience across the range of disciplines in Environmental Science, including chemistry, biology, and earth sciences. This expertise provides you with an education that is both innovative and comprehensive.

  • Education with relevance – Our program’s learning objectives emphasize the conceptual and technical knowledge and marketable skills that provide you the tools for success in real-world situations. In addition to coursework, the program offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities, both on and off-campus. You can hone your scientific and professional competence as an undergraduate student by participating in research projects, internships, co-ops, and other hands-on experiences.

  • Networking and Engagement – You can make new industry connections with professionals and fellow Environmental Science students through the many resources available at KSU. Opportunities include internships, career fairs, and joining on-campus organizations like Phi Lambda Upsilon, the Chemistry and Biochemistry Honors Society, or the Biology Research Club. See the CSM student organizations link below for others. – As a marketing graduate, you will have varied career choices that will lead to quicker employment.

What can you do with an Environmental Science Degree?

  • General Research
  • Energy and Sustainability Specialist
  • Biological Science
  • Rangers and Foresters
  • Environmental Technician
  • Environmental Science Teacher
  • Marine Biologist
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Microbiologist
  • Environmental Consultant


Environmental Science Degree Salary and Career Information

A career in environmental science offers many paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs that are achievable with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from KSU.

Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

Double Owl Pathways

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