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
$297 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. Environmental Sciences – Online

Careers

The OSU Environmental Sciences online degree program is flexible to allow students to pursue a wide range of career goals based on their interest.  Sample career options:

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  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Government agencies (DEQ, EPA, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service)
  • Health and safety field (HAZMAT)
  • Research labs
  • Teaching in outdoor or nature centers
  • Nonprofit agencies (Institute for Applied Ecology, etc.)

Plus, this degree program is a great stepping stone toward graduate work such as teacher licensure, law school, master and doctorate programs in various fields.

For further information about job outlooks within this field, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics “green” job data.

Know your value

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a bachelor's degree earn on average 64 percent more per week than those with a high school diploma. The difference in total earnings over the course of a person's career could be as much as $1 million.

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