Top Environmental Science Schools

Finding the Right Environmental Science School


Getting a degree in environmental science can open up endless career opportunities for you, so as students interested in environmental science, you will be the ones that are going to help change the world we live in! Therefore, where you go to school is of utmost importance. There are many schools with a lot to offer in this field, however finding the right school for you is what matters most. We have organized a few topics to consider in order to help with your decision as you browse our environmental science school rankings. For more information about our rankings, read our methodology below.

Location

It's difficult to imagine studying the interactions of the natural world from the city - that's why the best Environmental Science programs tend to be offered in schools that are located in areas that give students the opportunity to get out of the classroom and into nature.

Think Green

Does your Environmental Sciences program ‘walk the walk'? You're going to take your commitment to environmental sustainability and action beyond the classroom, so what about your school? Decide whether you want a school that directs funds toward visible sustainability measures - LEED Certification, low impact architecture, solar energy use, and net carbon footprint are just a few of the criteria that your school choices may advertise.

Faculty

Environmental Sciences is a rapidly evolving field. It's important to evaluate the teaching faculty at your potential schools . Some questions to ask:

  • Are they active in their field?
  • Do they publish research?
  • Do they participate or advocate for any environmental issues that will benefit the environment on a local, national, or global scale?

Their passion and breadth of experience will help take young minds beyond the textbook.

Opportunities to Study Abroad

The world is a vast place - in order to change it, you must be willing to see it. Study abroad can be a valuable component in education.

Teaching Methods

Perhaps there are fields where graduates will sit at desks, using computers and consulting manuals, but environmental sciences isn't one of them! The more diverse the opportunities are for learning, the more prepared you'll be for employment after graduation! Make sure that your curriculum outlines lab and field work, in-class components, large projects, research, internships, volunteer work, advocacy, and study abroad in order to ensure that you get a diversity of learning experiences.

Program Breadth

Diversity breeds stability in nature, and in education as well. Having a variety of courses to choose from in order to round out your degree and inform your perspective on environmental science is key for getting the kind of education - and job - that you want.

Degree Levels Offered

Some students prefer the lab while others would prefer the shortest classroom time possible. Make sure that you closely examine your preferences before you commit to either more or less classroom time that you're comfortable with. Environmental science designations come at all levels: Associate's degree, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate level work.

Research Renowned

Just like a stagnant pond, a stagnant educational climate doesn't produce anything worthwhile. Sometimes the best way to measure this in a rapidly evolving field is to look for where and how research dollars are spent, and what kind and quality of research environmental science faculty and graduate students undertake.

Now that we've given you some criteria to consider, here comes the hard part - choosing a school! We've already gone through and assessed all the schools on our list for these factors and many more - what's left is to see not ‘if' you're going to change the world through an environmental science major, but rather ‘how' and ‘where'.

Best Colleges Advocating Environmental Science

The rankings are based on published surveys, student data, and other school and career data collected through several sources including the following agencies:

Data Sources

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
  • National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Having obtained our base data set, we filtered out the following information in order to render data that is useful to environmental science applicants. Here’s what we did:

  • Any school that had an average of less than 1,000 total students per year was omitted in order to maintain statistical integrity
  • Any school that had an average of less than 10 total environmental graduates each year was omitted in order to maintain student privacy and statistical integrity
  • Only 4-year public and private non-profit schools were included

Schools were sorted in order of the highest percentage of total students graduating with an environmental science degree (CIPCODE: 03.0104).

 

1

Pomona College

550 N College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-6319 (Request More Information)

Pomona College is a liberal arts college located outside Los Angeles, California. Committed to preparing their students for a career in one of the most formidable challenges facing the world in the 21st century, that is, daily living in a world under strain from climate change and population growth. Pomona Colleges Environmental Analysis programs are highly interdisciplinary and encourage the broadest range of applicants possible in order to strengthen the program. In addition to directly related fields, Environmental Analysis program prepares students for careers in community action, environmental education, and urban agriculture.

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: pomona.edu
  • School Size: 1,650

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
2

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

One Forestry Dr., Syracuse, NY 13210 (Request More Information)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is located in New York State close to New York City. SUNY ESF is proud to be a leading post-secondary institution with focus on environmental challenges. The college's mandate is to help students envision a society that meets human needs for the natural world, while safeguarding living resources for future generations to observe and protect. SUNY ESF strives to create and educate leaders while inspiring and informing the public about our world.

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: esf.edu
  • School Size: 2,200

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental and Environmental Health Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering Technology and Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
3

Pitzer College

1050 North Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-6101 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: pitzer.edu
  • School Size: 1,076

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Design, Architecture
4

Allegheny College

520 N Main St, Meadville, PA 16335-3902 (Request More Information)

Allegheny College proudly wears the label of an 'up and coming' liberal arts college and is located in Pennsylvania. Allegheny's Environmental Sciences program teaches students to analyze the relationships between humans and the environment that we live with and use. Students enrolled at Allegheny can either major in Environmental Science, which focuses on the chemistry and biology of our changing world, or major in Environmental Studies, which has a broader interdisciplinary scope and focuses on such fields as law and policy, art, literature and philosophy.

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: allegheny.edu
  • School Size: 2,023

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
5

Maharishi University of Management

1000 N 4th St, Fairfield, IA 52557 (Request More Information)

Maharishi University of Management is located in Fairfield, Iowa. In the Sustainable Living undergraduate or Master's program , learn about humans' impact on the world through transdisciplinary, project-based approach to higher education. Maharishi offers five tracks through the program: Renewable Energy, Applied Soil Ecology, Policy & Social Change, the Built Environment, Agriculture & Food. Additionally, Sustainable Living conducts classes in a net zero energy environment that is student managed.

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: mum.edu
  • School Size: 1,454

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
6

Colorado College

14. E Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (Request More Information)

The Colorado College Environmental Program focuses on students' understanding and synthesizing their connection to the world and its environment, attaining the scientific skillsets to explore human interrelationships in the global ecosystem, and pursuing interdisciplinary approaches to solving problems that these interrelationships create. Colorado College offers majors in Environmental Science and Environmental Policy, disciplinary tracks in Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Physics, and a thematic Environmental Issues minor that can be appended to other majors within the college's framework.

School Details

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
7

Juniata College

1700 Moore St, Huntingdon, PA 16652-2196 (Request More Information)

Juniata College is located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and is nationally ranked for their undergrad summer research programs in science. Juniata's students learn from dynamic field experiences that are built into the curriculum, and that take advantage of unique geological and ecological zones in the area. The college prides itself on its high rate of fully-funded students who are admitted to graduate school. Juniata offers four majors - each with their own scope of studies. Students can major in environmental science, environmental studies which has a broader interdisciplinary base, wildlife conservation, or environmental economics. Additionally, Juniata offers a highly-sought-after certificate program for Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: juniata.edu
  • School Size: 1,632

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
8

Sonoma State University

1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: sonoma.edu
  • School Size: 9,290

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
9

Bard College

Annandale Road, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504-5000 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: bard.edu
  • School Size: 2,469

Degrees Offered

  • Master's degree
10

Humboldt State University

1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521-8299 (Request More Information)

Located approximately 300 miles north of San Francisco in Arcata, California, Humboldt State College is ideally located to be a leader amongst Environmental Science programs. The campus is situated near ancient redwood forests, mountains and beaches ideal for field work. Students in Environmental Science can specialize in one of four areas: Ecological Restoration, Environmental Policy, Energy and Climate, or Geospatial Science. At the core of Humboldt College's ES program is the drive to foster a practical problem-solving approach toward human-environmental interrelationships.

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: humboldt.edu
  • School Size: 8,485

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental and Environmental Health Engineering
11

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3100 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: tacoma.uw.edu
  • School Size: 4,477

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
12

Colby College

4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME 04901-8840 (Request More Information)

Founded in 1813, Colby College is a private, independent, four-year, liberal arts college offering bachelor of arts degrees. The campus is located on 714 acres in Waterville, Maine, and boasts net zero carbon emissions. Colby prides itself on diversity of student population. The Environmental Studies program is one of the oldest in the country; the program is nationally recognized for its excellence. The student population is encouraged to lend their skills and talents locally, nationally, and internationally to help solve environmental challenges. Colby prides itself on learning models that are project-based with plenty of field-research opportunities.

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: colby.edu
  • School Size: 1,847

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
13

California State University-Monterey Bay

100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA 93955-8001 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: csumb.edu
  • School Size: 6,631

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
14

University of South Florida-St Petersburg

140 Seventh Ave S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701-9807 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: usfsp.edu
  • School Size: 4,491

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's degree
15

Willamette University

900 State St, Salem, OR 97301 (Request More Information)

Located in Salem, Oregon, Willamette College is a private liberal arts university. Founded in 1842, Willamette holds the title of the longest standing Environmental Sciences program in the Pacific Northwest. Willamette's unique programming allows students access to extensive field experience as well as policy-making at the local, state, and national levels. Educational concentrations direct student learning toward the natural and social sciences that are key to understanding the natural world and humankind's impact on it. Through classroom, lab, research, field, study abroad, and internship students will be well-prepared to enter the professional arena as teachers, consultants, researchers, policy makers, and professionals.

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: willamette.edu
  • School Size: 2,780

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Health
16

Taylor University

236 W Reade Ave, Upland, IN 46989-1001 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: taylor.edu
  • School Size: 2,146

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental and Environmental Health Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
17

Western Washington University

516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225-9008 (Request More Information)

Located in Bellingham, Washington, Western Washington University is a model of sustainability. Forbes magazine ranks Western as having top value in education. Founded in 1969, Huxley College of the Environment has become a leading institution for the education of future environmental scientists and professionals. Huxley's' curriculum grants degrees in Environmental Studies (B.A., B.A.E., M.A., M.Ed.) and Environmental Sciences (B.S., M.S.). Each degree offers multiple concentrations in order to foster diversity and to ensure that environmental problems of the future have a set of leaders who are up to the task of solving them.

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: wwu.edu
  • School Size: 15,060

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
18

University of Dubuque

2000 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: dbq.edu
  • School Size: 2,121

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
19

University of Hawaii at Hilo

200 W Kawili St, Hilo, HI 96720-4091 (Request More Information)

Established in 1947 as a public liberal arts and sciences university, UHH has a renowned Environmental Studies program. The Environmental Studies program intersects with many other academic fields and thus the degree provides an innovative approach for those interested in the impact on the environment from a variety of perspectives. Although both majors share a common concentration, the BA program focuses more on interrelationships and humanities as they apply to environmental issues, whereas the BS program focuses more strongly on environmental processes and research. A certificate program is also offered.

School Details

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
20

University of Vermont

85 S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05405-0160 (Request More Information)

The University of Vermont in Burlington has 22 environmentally themed majors and concentrations and is the 5th oldest university in New England. UVM offers a BS degree in Environmental Sciences through three streams within the university. Students are fortunate to have world-renowned environmental scientists in the classroom as professors, coupled with hands-on field and lab opportunities. Within the three schools, students can choose between a greater focus on either environmental sciences or liberal arts focus, or understanding of the environment within the context of agricultural literacy.

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: uvm.edu
  • School Size: 12,856

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental and Environmental Health Engineering
21

Dickinson College

College and Louther Streets, Carlisle, PA 17013-2896 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: dickinson.edu
  • School Size: 2,364

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
22

Trinity College

300 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06106-3100 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: trincoll.edu
  • School Size: 2,408

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
23

University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, ID 83844-2282 (Request More Information)

Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is committed to forming the next cohort of thinkers, activists, and policy makers for local, state, and national venues. Through the Environmental Science program, students learn how to protect, preserve and make a difference in managing Earth and its resources. University of Idaho favors a whole-systems approach, which molds professionals who understand environmental science, and also the economic, social and political pressures that affect environmental decision-making.

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: uidaho.edu
  • School Size: 11,702

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Science
  • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental and Environmental Health Engineering
24

California State University-Channel Islands

One University Dr, Camarillo, CA 93012 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: csuci.edu
  • School Size: 5,879

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
25

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

2420 Nicolet Dr, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: uwgb.edu
  • School Size: 6,927

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
26

Westfield State University

577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA 01086-1630 (Request More Information)

School Details

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
27

Lynchburg College

1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24501-3113 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: lynchburg.edu
  • School Size: 2,736

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
28

University of California-Santa Barbara

5221 Cheadle Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: ucsb.edu
  • School Size: 23,051

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
29

University of Virginia-Main Campus

1827 University Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2628 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: virginia.edu
  • School Size: 23,732

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree
30

United States Military Academy

646 Swift Rd (ATTN: MASG), West Point, NY 10996-1905 (Request More Information)

Founded in 1802, West Point US Military Academy is an important part of US history. West Point is located approximately 50 miles north of New York city on the banks of the Hudson River. The academy develops cadets to live with uncompromising integrity as U.S. Army officers in service to the nation. West Point's Center for Environmental and Geographic Sciences (CEGS) focuses on applied and academic research at the local, national, and global levels and integrates the three programs (Environmental Engineering, Geography and GIS) for research and outreach to the academic and Army communities.

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: westpoint.edu
  • School Size: 4,414

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental and Environmental Health Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering Technology and Environmental Technology
31

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058-1002 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: prtl.uhcl.edu
  • School Size: 8,665

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's degree
32

University of North Carolina Wilmington

601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5963 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: uncw.edu
  • School Size: 14,570

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
33

The University of West Florida

11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514-5750 (Request More Information)

Founded in 1963, the University of West Florida services approximately 12,000 students throughout various campuses. The student population is comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and research programs. At UWF, the Environmental Science department emphasizes that students analyze physical, social, and economic environments and their interrelationships. The curriculum is engineered to provide a strong foundation in natural sciences and current techniques like cartography, remote sensing, and GIS. The department offers three tracks that prepare students for their respective professions or graduate studies.

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: uwf.edu
  • School Size: 12,602

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's degree
34

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5503 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: tamucc.edu
  • School Size: 11,256

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree
35

Salisbury University

1101 Camden Ave, Salisbury, MD 21801-6862 (Request More Information)

Salisbury University, in Salisbury, Maryland offers a strong and fast-growing Environmental Studies Program. Strongly interdisciplinary, the program integrates humanities and social sciences along with natural sciences to create leaders who are capable of examining complex environmental issues and posing workable solutions at the local, national, and international levels. In addition to the interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum, students are encouraged to engage in experiential learning opportunities like research, community engagement, and fieldwork.

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: salisbury.edu
  • School Size: 8,770

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
36

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

103 South Bldg Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (Request More Information)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill accepted students for the first time in 1795, making it the nation’s first public university. UNC Chapel Hill is globally renowned and as one of the best research universities in the world. The Environmental Science and Engineering Department focuses on the interaction between humans and the global environment. Interdisciplinary programs focus on the physical and life sciences, engineering and policy. Research strengths include developing engineering and policy solutions to environmental risks and overcoming environmental health challenges in developing countries.

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: unc.edu
  • School Size: 29,135

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Health
37

Oregon State University

1500 S.W. Jefferson, Corvallis, OR 97331 (Request More Information)

Oregon State University located in Corvallis, Oregon is a leader in Environmental Sciences. The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences retains faculty with international renown in earth sciences. Environmental scientists must be able to assess problems, and provide predictions and solutions and OSU prepares students for these tasks. OSU's BS in Environmental Sciences offers an interdisciplinary approach to environmental problem solving and prepares students for further study or career paths.

School Details

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental and Environmental Health Engineering
  • Housing and Human Environments
38

University of Redlands

1200 E. Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92373-0999 (Request More Information)

At University of Redlands in Redlands, California, the emphasis has been on leading by example - teaching and demonstrating a commitment to good citizenship and environmental responsibility every day. Since the university's founding in 1907, the university has continually advanced their vision of environmental stewardship starting at home with green buildings, LEED standards, and a cogeneration plant and continuing into the world as graduates make and influence environmental research and policy. Interdisciplinary program offerings at University of Redlands include majors in Environmental Business, Environmental Policy & Management, Environmental Science, and Environmental Studies.

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: redlands.edu
  • School Size: 5,333

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
39

Yale University

Woodbridge Hall, New Haven, CT 06520 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: yale.edu
  • School Size: 12,336

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Design, Architecture
  • Environmental and Environmental Health Engineering
40

University of California-Riverside

900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: ucr.edu
  • School Size: 21,498

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental and Environmental Health Engineering
  • Environmental Toxicology
41

Miami University-Oxford

501 East High St, Oxford, OH 45056 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: miamioh.edu
  • School Size: 18,620

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
42

California University of Pennsylvania

250 University Ave, California, PA 15419-1394 (Request More Information)

For more than 160 years, California University of Pennsylvania has been forming students into leaders and policymakers who help the world. California University offers an undergraduate degree in environmental studies which integrates rigorous scientific study in order to prepare students for entry into a professional career or further study as a graduate student. Pursuing a BS in environmental studies allows students to choose from five tracks which include Natural Resource Management and Policy, Conservation Ecology, Environmental Science, Fisheries and Wildlife Biology, and Leadership and Management. The department also offers a minor concentration that has a broadly based background in environmental sciences.

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: calu.edu
  • School Size: 7,978

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
43

Georgia College and State University

231 W Hancock Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: gcsu.edu
  • School Size: 6,772

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
44

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: utc.edu
  • School Size: 11,670

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's degree
45

University of South Florida-Main Campus

4202 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620-9951 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: usf.edu
  • School Size: 41,938

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Design, Architecture
  • Environmental and Environmental Health Engineering
46

Drake University

2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311-4505 (Request More Information)

Located in Des Moines, Iowa, Drake University is a well-acclaimed private university. Drake's core values include preparing students for responsible global citizenship. This mandate is evident in the Environmental Sciences department where the interdisciplinary degree program prepares students to analyze connections between humans and their environment through a combination of natural and social sciences. Drake emphasizes opportunities like field and lab work, project-based learning, and technological aptitude in order to meet with success as an undergraduate and to carry on to professional life or further study.

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: drake.edu
  • School Size: 5,062

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
47

University of Maine

168 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04469 (Request More Information)

The University of Maine is located in Orono, along the banks of the Stillwater River. Established in 1897 as the University of Maine, it has remained strongly focused on technical and science schooling since its inception. UM's Ecology & Environmental Sciences Program (EES) offers both undergraduate and graduate level studies in order to give students the power to analyze and problem-solve todays complex environmental problems. The EES program encourages students to explore research opportunities within Maine's unique landforms, flora, and fauna.

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: umaine.edu
  • School Size: 11,286

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree
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Drury University

900 N.Benton, Springfield, MO 65802-3791 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: drury.edu
  • School Size: 4,215

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Health
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University of Maryland-Baltimore County

1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 (Request More Information)

School Details

  • School Type: Public, 4-year
  • Website: umbc.edu
  • School Size: 13,979

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
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Duquesne University

Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15282 (Request More Information)

Founded in 1878 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Duquesne ranks among the country's top Catholic research universities. The University is a continual contender for rankings from U.S. News, World Report, the Princeton Review. One of the core values of Duquesne's mandate is that of stewardship, and the school's Environmental Science program helps forms students' skills and ethics to support this aim. Students will study the effects of humans on the earth through such methods as study abroad, research, lab work, and intensive coursework.

School Details

  • School Type: Private, 4-year
  • Website: duq.edu
  • School Size: 9,648

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's degree