B.S. in Environmental Science-Option in Renewable Energy

Program Description

The B.S. in Environmental Science with a focus on Renewable Energy offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum covering geography, physical sciences, social sciences, and biology. Students explore core subjects such as biology, chemistry, ecology, and engineering while fulfilling general education requirements in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The program emphasizes hands-on learning and critical thinking through courses like “The Global Environment & Society” and “General Ecology.”

With a minimum of 126 credits required for graduation, including foundational courses in calculus, statistics, biology, chemistry, physics, and economics, students gain a solid understanding of environmental science principles. Additionally, they choose at least 15 credits from a range of elective courses to tailor their studies to their interests and career goals.

Focus Areas

  • Biomass energy
  • Sustainable energy systems
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Energy resource assessment

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Renewable Energy Specialist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Energy Analyst
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Renewable Energy Policy Analyst
  • Renewable Energy Project Manager
  • Environmental Educator
  • Climate Change Analyst
  • Green Building Consultant

Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes