Build a firm foundation
Ecological disruptions like the one mentioned above demonstrate the interconnectedness of each living thing to another. Our program gives you a deep knowledge of this interconnectedness and prepares you for a rewarding career that makes full use of your passion for the environment.
You’ll get a solid grounding in biological and earth sciences, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.See More
Get the hands-on fieldwork that impresses employers
The program places a strong emphasis on field research. Our location in Connecticut is a prime one for environmental science students, giving them a wide diversity of fascinating eco-systems to explore. Out of the classroom, you’ll get fresh-air, first-hand experience in:
- Our 5-acre salt marsh property along Long Island Sound
- Inland wetlands, lakes, and streams
- Forest systems
- The White Mountains of New Hampshire
- The Gerace Research Center on San Salvador island in the Bahamas
Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
Envision Your Future
The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.
Environmental Project Manager
14% Growth 2017-2027
Corporate Partnerships Manager
11% Growth 2017-2027
Regional Safety Manager
9% Growth 2017-2027
An investigation of the major subdisciplines of ecology including organismal, population, community ecosystem, and landscape ecology. Human impacts and environmental management and assessment are also considered. Laboratory includes designing ecological studies, field sampling techniques, ecological analysis, using global positioning systems in ecological studies, and gathering information on the Internet.
The emphasis is on the health effects of environmental and occupational pollutants and on the spread and control of communicable diseases. Toxicological and epidemiological techniques are discussed.
Environmental Effects of Pollutants
The demonstrated and suspected effects of air, water, and other pollutants on natural systems and on human welfare. Methods of studying effects.
Study of environmental law and regulation at the federal, state, and local levels. Includes review of major federal environmental protection laws, state common law protections, local land use controls, and international law. Role of regulatory agencies and the courts examined.
Full List of Courses and Learning Outcomes for Environmental Science
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, check out the Academic Catalog:
Get an inside look at what differentiates the University of New Haven and how your experiences as a student will prepare you for success.
Living Learning Community
Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development
All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.
From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.Learn More
The Charger Blog
Watershed Cleanup Event Unites University and Local Communities, Environmental Science, and Art
An interdisciplinary community event, “What’s in Your Watershed?,” raised questions about the impact of environmental devastation as well as the important role art can have in exploring this impact at the individual and community levels.
Upcoming Undergraduate Admissions Events
There are a variety of opportunities for you to learn more about our programs, what it is like to be a student here, and the scholarships, assistantships and financial aid that we offer. Whether you want to meet us on campus or online, we have something for you.
Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.
The Application Process
Financial Aid Opportunities
We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.