Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$366 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. in Environmental Sciences – Online

Help defend the future of our planet

Oregon State’s online B.S. in Environmental Sciences is a rigorous undergraduate program that can help you understand and help resolve some of today’s most challenging scientific and policy issues — global climate change, pollution, biodiversity conservation, resource management and more.

This interdisciplinary degree program weaves together science, math and the humanities to help you become a strong critical thinker and environmental problem-solver. Additionally, you’ll choose a specialization area to focus your studies and dive deeper into coursework that aligns with your goals.

Choose your specialization area

Environmental sciences is a wide-ranging discipline with many critical career paths. When you choose to earn your B.S. in Environmental Sciences online, you’ll work with your academic advisor to choose from several options including applied ecology; conservation, resources and sustainability; and earth systems. Or you can elect to pursue a minor in education or an undergraduate certificate in geographic information science online.

These specialization areas enable you to focus your undergraduate studies so you become ready to make an impact in the field that matters most to you. Learn more about the environmental sciences specializations on the curriculum webpage. 

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation's 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.

Upcoming Ecampus information sessions

Attend one of our upcoming events to talk with Ecampus about how to enroll and learn more about the online student experience.

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