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B.S. Environmental Science

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Office of Admissions
Phone: 208-885-6326
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Student Union Building Room 117
P.O. Box 444264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

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322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Coeur d'Alene
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1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Idaho Falls
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1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 838402

Protecting Our Environment

Today’s global environmental problems demand professionals who understand the science, economics, and social and political factors behind them. Take a range of courses in the biological, physical and social sciences and learn to protect, preserve and make a difference in those complex environmental issues in your professional career.

Fast Facts

  • University-wide curriculum offering a broad range of classes
  • Senior practicum where students hone their research and public speaking skills
  • Laboratory and field studies featuring hands-on training
  • Internship opportunities that prepare students for the job market
  • B.S. EnvS available at UI campuses in Idaho Falls and Coeur d’Alene
  • Four-year study plans often include study abroad and other learning opportunities 
  • Strong collaborative relationships with other UI groups like the Sustainability Center
  • Many opportunities for student involvement outside of class – research, service-learning, Environmental Club, and more
  • Consultant
  • Environmental scientist
  • Ecologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Field scientist
  • Policy advisor
  • Research scientist
  • Environmental compliance specialist
  • GIS analyst
Salary Varies
Degree Roadmap Download PDFs of sample "Four Year Plans" in these areas:
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Environmental Science, courses in biological sciences, chemistry, and environmental science (where available) are helpful.

$70,000 + per year

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

Lab Fees Vary by course.
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Hands-On Learning
  • EnvS 102 – Field Activities in Environmental Science
  • EnvS 498 Wetland Management
  • EnvS 497 Senior Research Capstone
  • The EnvS curriculum includes field-based courses offered through other departments such as Fish & Wildlife, Geology, and more

Internships EnvS students find internships with public agencies, non-profit organizations, private industry, and research institutions
  • Environmental Club